You've probably seen the horrendous flooding that parts of Cumbria and Lancaster have recently endured over the last few days - whilst Scarlet is lucky in that their house/street isn't flooded, they haven't had electricity for 2 days from Saturday morning to yesterday when the power came back on - for a coupe of hours - and then cut again.
She called to say they couldn't get any details from the electricity company and their mobile was quickly running out of charge - as we spoke the call ended with her mobile dying. I feel a bit (completely) helpless as we can't contact her - mobiles can't be charged, home phone lines don't work - we can't get to her as many of the roads are closed and still flooded, the shops near her are all closed due to the power outages - they have very little food and no heating / hot water. :(
I was happy to see her sense of humour was still there even in the face of adversity when she mentioned they were really chuffed when they received a little package from us today - a couple of baubles and an advent candle - as they were using the advent candle for heat and light!!
I've checked with the energy supplier and they say as their home is very near the fault their supply isn't due to come back on until all repairs are complete - estimated at 4pm tomorrow! So they've not had electricity for 4 days...
I've texted to let them know but obviously they won't get it until the power is on anyway..! We've also sent an Asda home shopping delivery their way (should be delivered tomorrow morning) so hopefully they'll be in for it to arrive safely - it's all snack food/drink so hopefully stuff they can eat if they still don't have power.
There's not much more we can do, apart from send our love and hugs - they've been through the wringer a bit recently so could really do with some good fortune for once.
Much loves, dad xxx