14 March, 2017

Chuck's Diary Entry: March 14, 2017

Dear Diary,

Yesterday, there was lots of noise and commotion in the backyard, so I hid from it all.  Guess these humans were cutting down the tree that fell on the power lines, then some other humans fixed the wires so heat could once again pour forth from the vents.  The human called The Hubby spent time plugging in things that had been unplugged, and taking jars and cans that he'd stored in coolers and on window ledges, and putting them back in the big cabinet called a refrigerator.
The results of cutting down the tree

Why would they leave that?

Glad they took out that fence, rather than
damaging our barn!

Am thinking the tree folks will come
back to work on these other trees

The Human called The Mom was so excited, that she was late getting home (and feeding us!), in order to pick up a carry-out dinner (Falafel sandwiches, with a bowl of garlic sauce) for their dinner. The Big Blow of March, 2017 goes down in the history books, at least for Eastside Cats.  Unfortunately, The Mom's big brother lives with his kitties in a place called Ann Arbor, and he is still without power. Here's hoping his kitties get their heat vents back soon!

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly that resulted from The Big Blow of March, 2017:

The Good:

  • The Hubby's thoughtful projects that kept us from shivering our fur off
  • The Human's enjoyed hours of conversation, and made plans for some cool stuff to do in the yard
  • The Mom learned to sleep without a fan or air-cleaner running

The Bad:

  • Five days without power takes a toll on humans; they didn't mimic how us kitties just rolled with it
  • The Hubby missed some important basketball games
  • Cold toilet seats make humans grumpy

The Ugly:

  • The Human's heated mattress pad is dead.  Something about surges or brown-outs...I am a cat, and I don't really care what the reason is.  
  • I haven't yet scored any kibble, and that's a downright shame!

RIP heated mattress pad controls!
You did your job well; rest easy now in mattress pad heaven


Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I am so glad your power is back on! I'm glad you're all safe and got through this with some "lessons." :-)

Tamago said...

I'm glad you had power back! It took quite a while. I hope your mom's brother and his kitties will have it back soon as well!

My Mind's Eye said...

5 days w/o power in the dead of winter. OMCs you all deserve a medal of endurance and stamina. Bless your hearts. Thank goodness they lights have come on in Michigan.
Hugs madi your bfff
PS excellent report and we loved the good, bad and ugly.
PSs we hope your uncle in Ann Arbor gets his power soon

Catio Tales said...

Hurrah - the electrons are behaving.

Cold litter box seats - shame on them!

Brian's Home Blog said...

We sure are glad to hear your normal and warm is returning!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Glad you finally have your power back! What a nightmare. RIP heated mattress pad!

The Whiskeratti said...

Well, darn, what are your hoomins waiting for? Scamper out and buy a new heated pad! Seriously, we are very glad y'all have power back.

The Island Cats said...

Finally! The mom says she would have gone crazy if she had no power for 5 days. You guys really toughed it out!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

thank COD your power is back and hope your brother's is back soon!! catchatwithcarenandcody

pilch92 said...

I am glad you have power again. I hope your cousin kitties get power back soon too. Sorry about the mattress pad :(

Ivan from WMD said...

We are quite relieved that power has returned at last! We find that humans with their furlessness do not adapt as well as we do in the cold!

Gigi said...

ONly two words of all those hundreds stood out to me in their sad plaintive despair: NO KIBBLE. And why not, I'd like to know? Seems to me they could stroll a few miles in the snow to pick up some crunchies for you--is that *really* so much to ask?

Furries said...

5 days is a long time to be without power. I'm glad you're powered up again and the didn't sustain too much damage.

Linda said...

I am happy your power is back, and I hope you are warm and safe. I totally comprehend, I don't like noise or commotion, either. :)

Cat Lover said...

So glad you power is back on! Hope The Mom's big brother's power is back on soon too.

Rascal and Rocco said...

cold toilet seats! haha. Must have been a noisy day. I don't like chainsaws. Humans need to learn to be more like cats.

Rosa Silva said...

I'm glad things are getting back to normal in your neighborhood! Can't even imagine what would be like to have no power for 5 days...

Cats of wildcat woods said...

We lost power for four days one winter. That was when we bought a generator! Worthwhile investment. Hope your power stays on!!

Rene said...

What a giant mess! We're glad your back in the warms again.