Monday, March 21, 2011

I had a blackout

No, it wasn't that kind. It was the less scary kind, where you wake up in the middle of the night and you realize all of the usual night noises aren't there and you can't even see the display on the clock because there is no electricity.
Fortunately, you've had the foresight to put a flashlight within reach so you can wander through the house to make sure everything is secure.
When you reach the kitchen, where the battery operated clock is, you find it is 5:45am. That means if somebody hadn't had the brilliant plan known as daylight saving time, you wouldn't have needed the darn flashlight.
Also, if some other tool hadn't come up with electronic ignition, you could turn up the thermostat on the furnace and the heat would come on.
Somewhere around here is a telephone that doesn't necessarily have to be plugged into an electric outlet in order to operate. There is a radio that doesn't have to be plugged in. Too bad there isn't enough Sun to charge it up or we could listen to ...yeah, right. Never mind.
On the upside, it wasn't a blanket blackout. Many of my neighbors suffered no service interruption. I did use a cell phone to call the utility company's hotline. I heard the message that more information would be available at 10:29am. About 10:45 I called back and the message was that "extended delays" could be expected. Then the battery on the cell died.
So what I want to know is, did anyone notice I didn't post yesterday?

For a different take on a Sunday morning read see this.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I didn't notice that you hadn't, but that might be because I'm a bit preoccupied lately, AND getting ready for the A to Z challenge.

    That's crappy about the outtage. We've been fortunate, we only had one, and it was fairly short. I hate when I wake up an hour late to the blinking time on my alarm clock... So irritating.


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