We’re lucky and have some family members living close enough to be convenient and far enough that their power is still on, so we brought perishables over to their freezers and fridges on Saturday morning. BGE isn’t giving us an estimated time for our power to be restored, as usual. We were out for 6 and a half days after Irene blew through, and I’m expecting it to be at least as bad this time.
It wasn’t this hot last year, though. We slept in the living room after the first night, because it was really hot upstairs, and the neighbor’s generator is right by our bedroom windows and he left it running all night. Last night, though, we went home after spending most of the day with my in-laws, and found the house temperature to be 92 degrees. Packed a bag, gave the kitties some love and fresh water, and turned right back around to sleep at the in-laws.
So far the cats are doing okay. We’re refilling their water bowls with cool water twice a day and they seem to be sticking to the lower levels of the house, sleeping on bathroom tiles. If they show any signs of distress, I’ll haul them off to a friend’s place, but I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that.