24 Hours

Okay, it wasn’t actually 24 hours that we were without power.  It was more like 23.

Gah!

Thank goodness the weather wasn’t too hot, but hot enough to swim in the pond all. day. long.

Thank goodness we had friends from home coming up with their four kids today.  Thank goodness they still came, even after I called to tell them we had no power but wanted them to come anyway.

The kids all seemed to have a blast in the water with the dads, and I got some much needed girl time and retail therapy.  Well, as much retail therapy as Radiator Springs can offer.  Which means I also spent a lot of time in the yard with my friend and our babies, watching the older kids play and splash; and we also spent time in the house with no electricity, pulling most of the contents of the fridge out and making that all work as lunch.

It was the best day I’ve had in weeks.

But I’m glad the power is back.  Our friends are gone, the sun has set, and that means I need me some internet.

And tonight?  Night lights!  Which means no stumbling around in the absolute pitch black when: the baby needs a bottle, Tank Boy wets the bed, Midge needs to go potty and can’t find the bathroom, the dog needs out, the dog needs in, the dog needs back out.  Oh, and it also means the little dog will be able to find the foot of the bed rather than jumping onto McH’s head.  It also means it won’t take her three tries to jump up there in the first place.  Though it was kind of funny when she under-shot and smacked her head.

And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt is basking in the screen glow.

4 thoughts on “24 Hours

  1. Christina

    I’ll take a power outage in the summer over one in the winter any day. But banging around in the dark at night doesn’t sound too fun – glad you got your power back!

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  2. Ooooo, having been without power for a fraction of that time a few weeks ago when we *forgot* (read: were too dang broke) to pay our electric bill, I feel for ya!!! Glad you made it through!

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