Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm Back...

Okay, I know what y'all are thinking. "She gets a new look for her blog and then she doesn't post?!"

But this time I can honestly say, "It's not my fault."

Our power came back on, roughly twelve minutes ago, after 54 hours with nothing, zero, zilch, nada. Yes, that's 54 HOURS. As in more than two days. As in two full nights with nothin' but candlelight.

The next person that exhorts me that we Christians ought to be living "off the grid" is going to get a good solid smack in the mouth.

Ahem. I guess this whole thing has left me a little touchy. First a seemingly beautiful Sunday is betrayed by hurricane force winds, and, just to clarify, we don't live anywhere near where hurricanes hit.

Then, bright and early Monday morning, we see a representative of our power company. Out assessing damage? Checking on customers? Fixing the lines? Nope, nope, and nope again. (Throw in a little evil maniacal laughter for good measure.)

He was meter reading. That's right. Their slogan might as well be, "We can't guarantee power but we can get that bill to you on time."

So in sum: no power for about 48 hours too long. An entire fridge and freezer of spoiled food. Stir crazy children. A funeral in a semi-dark church. Gas lines. Food lines. I could go on.

It's good to be back.


Lisa said...

Wow! I can't believe your power was out that long. We got tons of rain and strong winds from Hanna, but our power was only out for 4 hours. Yuck!

Ariel said...

Wow!! I really can't imagine! Thank goodness for modern conveniences like electricity! Makes me even more thankful mine didn't go out in Kentucky, those others in my state are still without power. Glad you're back!

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