For the past 11 days, Delphine Burwell has been living without power. That's a long time, but it's what she expected after seeing the aftermath caused by storms on June 29th.
"Those poles all fell down and everything was off. It takes a long time to get those poles back," said Burwell of the condition of power poles along Road 12.
Nearly every pole on Road 12, between Miller City and Ottawa was damaged. Crews installed new steel poles and are working on restoring power. Burwell's son and his family came to visit from San Antonio the day before the storm hit.
Robert Burwell has been keeping an eye on his mother's generator while staying at her home. He was able to joke about their situation, but only because the heat has dropped below 100 degrees.
"In Texas we're used to that kind of heat, but it's not supposed to be like that in Ohio," said Robert Burwell.
Down the street, John Barrientes is also waiting for power to be restored. Crews are working right in front of his home, and his anticipation is rising. He's excited to sleep at home after staying with family and friends for nearly two weeks.
During a Saturday meeting, residents were told they should expect power to return on Wednesday. However, to the relief of many Road 12 residents, that estimate was moved up to Monday evening.
"If I wouldn't have had my San Antonio family here and the rest of my family that lives around here, I'd never have been able to live here," said Delphine Burwell.
Now, residents like the Burwell's won't just be surviving in their homes, they'll soon be able relax in the air conditioned peace of their homes.