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Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday - Excitment at the House Today

We have lived in our house for nearly 37 years. In all those years the electricity hasn't been off, except maybe 6 times. We have a great power company. But today just as I was rebooting the computer I heard a very loud explosion and the power went off. Sounded like a transformer blew. I walked up the road and saw the problem. The pole that carries power down our road was burning, and the 7000 volt line was just hanging there. The flower girls mom called the power company, they said they'd get right on it. We don't have cell phones. For me, no power means no telephone , and everything out. That means no computer, no heat, no coffee. WHAT! NO COFFEE. No way. Back yard grill to the rescue. Had coffee, but it tasted like outdoor grill. Egads, that meant out to eat too. Power came back on just a few minutes ago. Other than that a decent day. What am I saying, it was a crappy day. Snow, sleet, 33 degrees windy. And I got absolutely nothing done. Unless you want to count 3/4 of a James Patterson book read.

6 comments:

Tracy said...

See?! I TOLD you that you need that treadle machine! LOL

MackTheKnife said...

Hey, on a day like that, the best thing to do IS settle down with a good book. Anything else was likely to get you in even deeper kimchi!

Soukies said...

You don't have a cell phone?? I love James Patterson books, which one are you reading?

Neabear said...

I would be reading or maybe doing some handwork if I was without power all day like that. We would have a hard time getting by without the coffee though.

Chris said...

Sometimes God forces us to take the day off, Tom. lol

Tom H said...

James Patterson book is JUDGE AND JURY. I really did emjoy doing nothing but reading. And why would I need a cell phone? I'd get rid of the regular phone if my wife would let me. And it was too dark for handwork too.