I. Josh got home and discovered that our basement had started to flood, and by the time I got home (which took longer than usual because the road I usually take was under water), he had:
A. Gone out and bought a sump pump.
B. Set it up and started it a-pumping.
C. Dug a trench outside to divert the water.
D. Changed into his pajamas, built a fire, and had a beer.
II. I made stuffed peppers using a recipe from the Veganomicon (which I've been loving -- not because of its recipes, as I've only used the one so far, but because the authors are hilarious), which were awesome.
A. Preparing them made me realize that my new food processor is going to make me even lazier, which I really wouldn't have thought possible.
B. We needed to offset the veganosity of our dinner, so we followed it up with a couple of Josh's famous (well, in our house) tuna melts.
III. To FURTHER offset any possible veganosity in the house, I made my first attempt at candied bacon (because I've been wanting to try making these cookies).
A. BUT THE BACON ATTACKED ME!:
i. Note to anyone who wants to make candied bacon: DON'T GET THE BOILING MELTY SUGAR BACON GREASE ON YOUR SKIN! YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET AWAY FROM IT! IT WILL ATTACHITSELF TO YOUR SKIN, CAUSING GRODY BLISTERS AND SWOLLEN FINGERS! OH, HOW IT WILL BURN! AND THEN YOUR STUPID HUSBAND WILL LAUGH AT YOU!
B. I overcooked it. So I will buy more bacon and try again tonight.
IV. Due to the monstrous winds and rain, we lost power at about ten.
A. Then some siding half-ripped off of the house and banged banged banged...
i. ...until Josh stomped outside with the flashlight and ripped it completely off.
B. Neither of us slept much, as we were too busy worrying about the basement.
C. We woke up to shingles on the lawn and in the road, missing sap buckets and a very sad tarp that'd been ripped away from its grommets.
i. We were especially grateful that the town had taken down a way-too-close-to-the-house half-dead maple last fall.
a. Even though that may have contributed to the water in the basement. But, hey -- I'll take a damp basement over a smooshed roof any time.
D. The power came back on at six this morning.
i. Although I technically had time, I didn't shower before work.
a. It's possible that I have stink lines radiating from my person. I'm afraid to ask my co-worker.