You may have noticed that I've been a bit quiet on here lately (well, quieter than usual - I'm a bit of a sporadic blogger at the best of times anyway!) The reason is that we've had some problems with our power. Just over a week ago we had an overhead power line outside our house break. It produced quite a spectacular bang. And the kids were excited to watch the resulting fire trucks arrive who secured the live wire that was lying on the ground.
We were without power for 30 hours while repairs were done. As if that wasn't annoying enough, the surge blew out the air conditioner, dishwasher, computer, printer and modem. So we (read Chris) have been busy organising repair people to come out and replacements for things that can't be fixed. And did I already mention that this same thing happened a year ago? Yep, we've been through this before. It took ages for everything to be repaired last time too - we had a lot of trouble with the air conditioner (it didn't help that the company sent a faulty part!)
Luckily, the power company *should* cover some of the cost. Although we will have to pay out of pocket for a few things including the dishwasher (which is so old they no longer make the parts for it!) I just hope that this same thing doesn't happen again next year - I will be one very angry woman if it does ;)
The reason I haven't been online much is because I have to use the laptop to do my posts now. I think I live in the dark ages because I find the laptop more frustrating to use than the home computer! And it's a bit more fiddly to upload photos on here.
Hopefully I'll be back online properly very soon, the computer is being repaired as we speak...I'm looking forward to catching up on lots of craft posts when I do!