Friday, July 8, 2011

That's The Night That The Lights Went Out In . . . My House

It was a little after 9 o'clock last night. J was in the bedroom watching a movie and the Kid and I were in the living room.

Suddenly, Nothing. Pitch Black!

All the power went out. Lights, TVs, Air conditioner, everything just stopped. I went to the window and looked outside. None of our neighbors had lights and the street lights were out. Apparently this wasn't enough for me, I had to actually walk outside to confirm the lack of lights.

My neighbor was outside, I could barely see her, she said "It was so fast! I couldn't even see my kids!"

I grabbed my phone and called the electric company. Of course, since it had just occurred they had no idea what was going on but assured us they would try to get our power back on as soon as possible.

We called some family on the other side of town. Nothing there. J called his work. No power there either. We're talking the whole town. No power. Everything was black!

It was soooo craaaaazy!

We sat in the living room a bit longer, waiting. Nothing. My computer was about to die so I shut it down. J was watching a movie on his computer.

The Kid didn't want to go to bed in his room because you couldn't see a hand in front of your face in there and I didn't really blame him. So the Kid and I went to my room. I'm so glad I had Rupert at least I could play music.

When J came to bed there were THREE of us in our bed and it was beginning to get warm with the lack of air conditioning. The Kid wanted to cuddle and it was just too hot. Finally J went to sleep in the kids bed. He had to get up early for work and there was no sleeping with three of us in that bed.

The Kid finally fell asleep. I blew out the candle, and read on Rupert (New kindle app!! FTW!!) for a while until I was tired enough to sleep through the heat.

Then, at 4:30 in the morning, it all started back up. Suddenly the air was back on (THANK GOD!) and so were the kitchen lights. I had gone around and turned off the lights but I forgot about the ones above the sink and the stove. It was a sudden wake-up. Haha

After I got up, turned off the lights and put the covers back on our bed I went back to sleep.

What. A. Night.


C. Beth said...

That's a long blackout!! I wonder what caused it. I'm glad the lights finally came back on; I can imagine it was getting pretty stuffy in the house!

Call Me Cate said...

Unexplained power outages annoy me. Explained power outages also annoy me. I'm glad the power wasn't out too long.

forever folding laundry said...

My biggest fear is that the
power will go out when my
husband is out of town.