Spent the evening watching the movie "Definitely, Maybe", fabulous movie btw. Was also waiting on my brother's 9pm call. Was planning on getting to my reader's list after the movie. Was debating on posting anything for today.
The movie got over at 9:30pm and I got up and called brother.
While on the phone with him, the power went out with a big bang. Naturally the phone cut off, but was giving me a buzz. I fumbled in the dark to get a candle, stubbed my toe on a kitchen chair. Got the candle and felt my way over to the stove to get a match, reached up and got the ashtray, a little over to the left, finally a match. I reach further up and open the cabinet, feel the side of the wood and proceed to strike the match. No go! I realized that it was not a strike anywhere match. (Insert cuss words of your choice..bloody, fudge and so on) I feel my way over to the desk and fumble for my cig case. I get the lighter and wouldn't you know it, the candle I picked up has no wick! I am using the lighter to shine my way, (insert more words) the lighter is burning my finger! I drop it!
In the dark again,I make way to the office, blindly reaching for the box of lighters on the bookshelf. Not an easy task, considering the big bang scared Chaquita so bad she was practically glued to my feet. Yes folks, I found this out the hard way. I had no idea, since I couldn't see her. It hurt both of us! Thankfully grabbing the bookcase kept me from falling. Finally located the right box and all was well for awhile.
I had candles glowing all through the house, had to unplug the battery in the phone to make it quit buzzing at me and went ahead and ventured outside. I noticed the neighbors didn't have any power either but saw a light shining out on the road. Came back in fumbled for the flashlight and went to see what the neighbors knew.
The transformer blew! The neighbor had already called it in, so I came back inside. There wasn't anything that could be done and I figured it will get looked at in the morning. It was going to be a long hot night with no A/C or computer or tv.
I sat here in the candlelight trying to think of how I was going to keep myself busy till 4am. I thought about going to bed, but what if I did manage to actually get some sleep. Hubby would have no way of getting up, the alarm clock was dead.
I asked myself..what did you used to do before the computer? Read, too dark. Puzzle book, again too dark. This and that, no power, duh! I grabbed up my camera and took some pics.
I then decided that I would tackle some boxes by flashlight. That didn't last long, it was getting too hot. Hubby woke up from the heat and we were sitting around chatting. I opened the door to see if there was a breeze, nope it is humid and hot!
Hubby says what was that?
I saw something outside.
I open the door again and what did I see at 11 at night?
The electric workers were out there!
I love my electric company!!
We were with out power for just under two hours!
That just blows my mind that they were on it so quickly!