A Power Outage is One Way to Realize How Dependent You Are on Electricity [VIDEO]
So last night we were nestled on our couch watching Rocky V, yes we were desperate for something to watch, when all of a sudden we had the ominous flicker of the lights and then the T.V. went off...... then popped on then off about 3 more times until total darkness.
Yep we lost power, so we grabbed the candles and sat and sat, neither of us wanting to use our cell phones since both of our batteries were running low. Zoiks now what do we do? Isn't that sad that I am so programmed I can't even function when I have no power.
The kicker was too that we had the dishwasher running at the time and my worry was If it is filled with water is it going to leak out? Thankfully cooler heads prevailed and I did not open the door or turn it into the off position. The second thing is all our neighbors across the street had power. What the heck?
So I used what little power I had on my phone to use my flashlight app as I went into the bathroom, only to discover we were out of toilet paper! Why Not! I hopped in my car and had to go a few blocks to a gas station that had power, cruising past a slew of utility trucks so that made me feel better knowing they were working on it.
I decided I might as well go to bed, and covered myself up with my down blanket hoping I had enough juice to keep my phone on for my alarm this morning, when about 4 hours later I woke up to the boom of the furnace and realized we had power back! :) This Thanksgiving I am grateful for the fact that I have a warm house with power, which makes me be really appreciative of something I normally take for granted.