|This is not my house, but one in my neighborhood. Source|
The first thing we did Saturday morning when we realized that we may not have electricity for several days was to pack up all our food. When you're a food blogger who cooks almost exclusively from scratch, you can imagine how much food there is to rescue. I took the essentials and the most expensive items and we ended up trucking it around the city in search of a working fridge. One had been promised to us at my work place, but just as we arrived, the power went out there.
Late in the day, we realized we could not spend the night in our house as it was 95* in our bedrooms at 4:00p.m. So we packed up and evacuated two and a half hours to my parents'.
Until I get home, assess the damage, and begin cooking again, I'm going to put the blog on "emergency" hiatus. Hopefully I'll only be gone a few days, but there are no guarantees.
In the mean time, I hope each of you have a wonderful, safe holiday.
PS - And after being in a fridge without power for 12 hours, then bouncing around in coolers in the trunk of my car for another 10 hours, surprisingly most of my food has survived so far. It's now safely stored in my parents' large upright freezer and fridge.