Power Outage

8/02/2012

We came home around 8pm last night, and drove through silent streets with no glow from the streetlights. Our power was out! We walked into our dark, hot house and put the dude to bed, and then lit some candles. Being without power is so strange. All of the things you would normally do - you can't! I wanted to get some baking done for the weekend, but that was obviously out. I would have been happy to watch the Olympics, but that was clearly off limits as well.

In the end, I settled in to read Fifty Shades of Grey by candlelight. It was my first time reading anything on a Reader, and I wasn't overly impressed. Maybe I'll get used to reading a tablet, but at this point I prefer the feel of real pages. I also must say that I wasn't too impressed the most talked about book of the summer! I'm about 50 pages in, and so far it reads like a cheesy romance novel. Because of all the hype, I was definitely expecting more - but I'm going to keep going and hope it picks up.

The power came back on around 11 or 11:30, just as we were settling sticky, airless night. The whir of the fan and our little window air-conditioner were quite the relief!

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