Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Living In The Fifties Tonight
Isn't there a song by that name? I had just signed offline and opened the front door to see how much it was still raining. As I opened the door the loudest clap of thunder and brightest flash of lightening flashed as everything went jet black. Do you know how dark your house is when there is not even a flicker of light? I keep a battery powered lantern for just such occasions in the living room. I knew where it was but why did I keep running into the same chair? I must have been creeping around in a circle so I started patting not wanting to break anything or knock anything to the floor. I patted things I didn't know I had but when I patted a metal grate I knew I was going the wrong direction. That was the return air to the air conditioning unit and believe me there was no air returning because there was no air. I finally patted my way to the lantern and turned it on. What a blessing! Found a battery radio right where it was supposed to be but the batteries were dead. Did you ever try to find a power bill with a lantern? Well it ain't easy but I found it and the number on the back for power outages. Now to get that lantern to shine just right so I can dial the number. Seems there was so many outages in our area I couldn't talk to a real person so I punched this and I punched that. By this time my head was starting to hurt from no air. Yes we have windows but there is a window unit in two and the couch is in front of two. Oh you know how it is just when you get the windows unlocked and opened the power will come back on and its in the middle of the night and you're sleepy. I turned the lantern off crawled into bed and tried to sleep. Just like the fifties I'm thinking, no air and no fans. A little over an hour and the bathroom light came on. Bess their hearts who ever answered the call of us spoiled people. I should call and say "thank you" tomorrow.