Well, winter came early this year at Rockhaven. We hadn’t even had a frost yet, the leaves were still on the trees, and flowers were still blooming! It all looked so beautiful before the power went out. But, we withstood it all. The Admin House kept the fireplace burning, and residents were taking advantage of the gas top stove in the Admin kitchen to keep their hot drink cups filled with steaming hot water, and to cook their frozen goods as they gradually thawed over the days without power.
After three days, power came back on for half the complex, and the true spirit of our community kicked in. Those without power were treated to delicious hot meals and the use of showers until Sunday when all the power came back on. We were all looking out for each other, and got through it in good shape. Here are a few photos.