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A note from the Stone Age

I meant to blog last night, but instead I am posting this on my lunch hour at work. That's because unlike my house, my office has power. I have to say, going to work is a much more attractive proposition when the alternative is sitting in a house with no AC or lights. Yesterday's thunderstorm/possible tornado hit the DC area hard, and Montgomery County, Maryland got hit the worst, at least when it came to power outages.

I hate power failures! Nothing makes you appreciate modern conveniences more than having them abruptly taken away. The food in my refrigerator is now quietly turning to garbage, and the house is turning into an oven. At least the storm broke the worst of the heat. The newspaper came this morning; the trash will be picked up today, but once the daylight is gone, we will be back in the Stone Age. Well, not quite the Stone Age. Neanderthals did not have cars (to drive to restaurants), flashlights (to find the still-working indoor plumbing), or Kindles (to read, natch! thank God it was fully charged when the power went out!).

I am so glad I got my husband that geeky baseball cap with lights in the brim! And I am using my Kindle-friendly book light as a flashlight. It's great because it clips to my clothes.

But I can't write because I need power for my laptop, and I will be internet-deprived except for very basic stuff through my phone.

Unless of course, Pepco comes through and gets the power back on!





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mindyklasky
Jul. 26th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
You poor thing! We got off very easily here - so much so that I was truly surprised by all the horror stories coming from MoCo. I hope that the power is back by the time you get home!
karen_w_newton
Jul. 26th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
I hope so, too!
bogwitch64
Jul. 26th, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC)
Ugh! I hate when the power goes out. You're right--we don't realize how we depend upon such things until we don't have them.

Here's hoping your power company comes through for you!
karen_w_newton
Jul. 26th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
They did! The lights are on! It's back to the future, baby!
mtlawson
Jul. 27th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Hmmm.... Drawback to the iPad, battery life.
mtlawson
Jul. 27th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
And yes, bonus to the Kindle. (In case anyone was keeping score.)
karen_w_newton
Jul. 27th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
I concur, altho the Kindle does need a light source, just like a print book. Also, it uses the battery faster, but a Kindle can get info from the web; it's just so clunky as a browser you would never use it if you had a choice.

Meanwhile my power is back! Yay for modern conveniences!
lunalila
Jul. 27th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Hope you get power soon, it's a pain not to be able to write. Tried longhand for a while but with no light it isn't good for your eyes either.
karen_w_newton
Jul. 27th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
I can't even READ my own handwriting! Luckily, I don't have to because the power is back!
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