Posted: 08/12/2015 at 19:12
Thanks everyone, don't think it's over just yet, the power went down again last night, the temp generaters only run for about 10 hrs before they need more oil. The lights haven't gone out this evening but we were expecting it about 6ish so I'm on borrowed time, land lines and mobiles go down to. We've been pooling together and sharing candles and batteries on our street for those who haven't been able to get any.
Some area's haven't got temp power so I've had friends round for a hot wash and a hot meal each day as I have gas. Some bars in town which could open have been serving free hot meals and a big thank you to the Salvation Army, real troopers, they've been serving hot drinks and food in the town centre since Sunday. .
We've had it light compared to Cumbria, the army and mountain rescue were bringing people into the hospital Sunday morning. Kendal don't have an A&E and most of the roads were cut off at the weekend.
Hope the rain begins to ease of for us both, Jo.
And the link to allotmenteering...in amoungest all this...I had a delivery of chicken wire for the plot...what a bargin....and by candle light have started a growing plan for next yr .