New House + Newborn = No Heat

I wish I was making this up but I don’t think I could if I wanted to. We live in North Carolina, and thoroughly enjoy being spoiled with warm weather during the whole year… including the winter months. Last week it was 70 degrees and I was wearing shorts. So this week when the forecast was in the teens, it was of course the night there was a base-wide power outage. 

Note: pictured below are two tired parents, two carseats in our backseat, and a whole load of stuff… as our move continues amidst the chaos. 

We brought Julia home on Wednesday afternoon, which I wrote about here. Coincidentally her first night in our new house was also mine. We went to bed in our nice warm house. She woke up ONCE – have I told you I love this girl? When I fed her at 1:30 am, the power was on and we were nice and cozy. When we woke up at 7:30 am, the power was mysteriously gone, and I realized it was starting to get quite chilly once my blanket of German Shepherds hopped off the bed. Steve made a quick call to the emergency maintenance line, who confirmed there was a power outage in the whole neighborhood and they didn’t know when it would be fixed. Awesome. 


We had icicles beneath our laundry exhaust. Crazy. 


So we bundled up Mitchell and Julia, and Steve heated up the car. I didn’t plan on taking my two day old out quite yet, but it was a better alternative to freezing in our new house for an indeterminate amount of time. We headed the beach condo, where we have been staying the last month and moved the rest of our stuff back to the house. Besides, after searching through boxes for the shower curtains for two days to no avail, I desperately needed a shower. Update on that situation, we have found the shower curtains… but are now searching for the hooks to hang them on the curtain rod. #movingproblems


Luckily the outage only lasted about half a day, and I returned home showered, and to a warm house. Just when I thought moving and a newborn was crazy enough, throw in no heat on the coldest day of the year. Sometimes you just have to laugh. All I’m hoping is that if North Carolina keeps up this cold weather, they at least throw some snow in with it! Stay warm my friends 😀

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