and we lost power!
Yesterday morning I was settling in for a day of Television, TiVo, and Vox.
I listened to the weather man telling me that the average September rainfall of 3.79" was likely to fall in a single afternoon.
I listened to him tell me that on average 250 people per year drown in their cars here in America.
Just as the weatherman was repeating his warning about not driving into water with a wise 'turn around, don't drown" everything went dark with a click. It was just after 10.30am – I had just had my coffee (thank God).
For the first couple of hours it was sort of a novelty. I started "The Book Thief".
By the 4th hour I was feeling fidgety.
The 6th hour I was wondering why the people across the street had power while our entire side was out (the manservant toddled out in the rain to check on that).
At 5pm we started pulling the candles out and the manservant went out to buy a second torch (flashlight) and hot food. We ate dinner and I went back to reading by flashlight By 8pm I was sick of reading this way.
I sat on the couch looking at those blazing houses across the street. What a waste – some of those people had a light on in every room! And, they were probably watching tv and surfing the web too!
Finally just after 10pm the lights came back on – just in time for bed!!
So what did we do before electricity? The first ten years of my life were without electricity – we used to play musical instruments (piano, guitar, recorder) and board games. I still entertain myself the same way really except that now I have an electronic keyboard and computer games!!
I couldn't go outside in the rain to take photos because of the cast but here is one of Hanna knocking on our door: