Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Power Outages are Good for Something.

The power was on when I got home tonight. Hip hip hooray! I had been thinking all day of what I would eat when I got home. I have salad fixings that must be eaten or I might as well consider them compost. There's a can of tuna in the cupboard. Could I eat 3 tuna sandwiches tonight because there was no way I was going to stick opened tuna in a tepid fridge. Thankfully, I didn't have to make that decision. I'll go to Pam's tomorrow and retrieve my stuff. I really should clean the freezer while it's empty but, you know how that goes...

I was productive during the outage. Since I still had hot water, I did most of the dishes until it grew too dark to see. I swept all the floors and shook out the living room rugs. They all need to be washed but I'll do that this weekend when it's supposed to be hot and they can dry over the deck railings. I took a nap, or two. I'm still wrestling with my lack of energy thanks to this infection so I would work for a couple hours and feel just spent. Then I'd sleep for an hour and go back at it.

The best part of a day without power was getting more of these magazines read. Mija is happy that she can sit on the ottoman because I've whittled the front stack down. I think I read 4 Discover magazines yesterday. They are old considering the fast pace of change in science, but I can't bring myself to just toss them without reading.

The girls were quite cuddly yesterday, too. I fell asleep in the recliner and Pilchard climbed into my lap to nap too. As I was reading, one or the other wanted my lap. There were ears to scratch and they seemed to want reassurance that things were okay, even though I was home at an odd time.

The air conditioning had been on when the power died so it came on when the power came back. The house was nice and cool when I got home. They girls seemed to appreciate that. They are back to their usual cat aloofness and all is right with our world. There are still 250,000 people without power tonight. I tell myself that I could have handled 2-3 days without power. It would have been unusual but as long as I had hot water, I could take a shower and that makes dealing with no power much more tolerable. I'm glad I didn't have to. The next few days will be mild so the AC won't be needed. I hope power is restored to everyone before the heat returns this weekend.

Beverage:  Cranberry Grape Juice


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