I had just turned on my answering machine at home when all the electricity suddenly went out. My first thought was "what the he** did I do?". Fortunately, I'm fully prepared for emergencies such as this. I have the battery operated radio, flashlights. and extra batteries. ...Unfortunately, I couldn't remember where I put the radio and the kids took the extra batteries. So, we ran around the house searching for the radio, and stealing the batteries from the remotes and hubby's nose hair clippers to get the radio going. I was relieved to find out I didn't cause the black out though.
It's incredibly boring without electricity, and it was so hot last night. My eyelids were sweating. With the windows open I could hear every little cricket chirp and mentally decided to add bug killer to my emergency black out kit.
At 2am this morning, I thought a 747 landed in my living room (thats where I fell asleep finally) only to find out that it was my dishwasher and the AC coming on.
The whole day wasn't a disaster though. We had an impromptu pool party. We cooked on the grill, and I forced ice cream cake on everyone whether they wanted it or not.
I've learned alot about myself from this experience. . I am definitely not cut out for Little house on the Prairie living....and I really, really, hate crickets.