Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond
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The Gods Listen, Yes They Do

Never. Never, ever. Never, ever, ever blog about a power outage before one happens. Let that be a lesson to you, you dummy.

I blogged about a power outage and guess what? A power outage. There I was, out happily walking and dreaming away and writing the most excellent prose in my head. And then I had a yen for tomatoes and cheese and sprouts and avocado, all wrapped in a tortilla. And when I got the ingredients home, I discovered I had no power. Nada. Zip. No water, beyond what was in the tank already, no stove, no fridge, no lights, no vacuum cleaner (yeah!). There went the scrambled egg idea to go with the tortilla. Good thing my primary craving built up on my walk didn't need to be cooked.

I lit the hurricane oil lamp and candles and flashlights and logged the outage with the power company. Called my neighbors, not all lost power. But later I heard the school did too, so it wasn't that isolated.

The wind was wild but it was still warm so I left the door open while I ate and panicked about how long the outage would last. It's hardly fair when your outage happens at the beginning of a storm. Good thing the laptop was fully charged. Good thing E's portable dvd player was fully charged. But maybe we would be checking into a hotel for the weekend.

Power came back on after an hour and a half. What a relief. But I sort of liked the hotel idea.

Frog Out
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