July 26th, 2010

Earth from space

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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