Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lost Power

Around five this afternoon we lost power.  The wind was blowing but it didn't really look that bad outside.  Luckily it was still light enough outside that I was able to open the door and leave the screen door closed and drag a chair by the open door and read.  There's not a lot you can do in the dark by yourself so I was glad I could continue to read.  I broke out the camp stove that I bought back from Katrina and warmed up some Hamburger Helper and ate before it got too dark.  Finally it was dark enough I had to start using one of the Lanterns and suddenly the lights came back on.

I'm sure we'll lose power again.  The wind has really gained in strength over the last few hours.  Now I have power I can check the TV and see where the storm is and see what's going on.  I had turned off both my cell phones, hoping to conserve power.  I also had forgotten to charge my laptop so when I went to see if it still had power it wouldn't even turn on.  I'm not really surprised, it's been a long time since I've used the laptop.  I was hoping to use it to watch a movie or tv show from dvd.  I've got it charging now, so hopefully it'll have enough of a charge if I lose power again.

1 comment:

Travis Cody said...

Hang in there buddy. You'll get through this one.

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