These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm so addicted to technology

I lost power for five hours today! FIVE HOURS!!! No computer, no TV, no washer, no vacuum, no nuttin'!! I mean that's a serious situation. I even had to light the gas stove with a match because it has an electric igniter!

There were a couple problems leading to the outage. We are having incredible winds today. I mean in the neighborhood of 60-70 MPH. The winds knocked down some poles and lines. Then one of the substations caught fire. I assume it was from a power line down, too. It all resulted in there being outages for the entire county and some other areas, too.

It ended up that I laid on the couch and read all afternoon. Then I fixed dinner early while there was still light because I didn't want to cook in the dark. I'd planned to do burgers on the grill, but the wind made that impossible. So Linda and I sat down to eat, and poof! The power came back on! Oh, well. If I'd waited, the power would have stayed off, and I would have regretted it.

I spent some time getting the electrical clocks reset, the modem back on line, all that stuff. You don't realize how many "things" there are till something like this happens. Its a mess.

Now I'll have to catch up on the house work tomorrow. blech. And it is unbelievable how many emails came in in that five hours.

Wah, wah, wah. My life is so rough, isn't it? ISN'T IT?!?!?!?!


  1. I didn't have electricity for 7 days a couple of years ago. It's amazing how much we rely on all things electric.

  2. We had those awful winds too Lyn but luckily didn't lose power. We heard on local radio, that the west side of town had power outages. Let's hope for a better weather day tomorrow.

  3. Yea Lyn, laying on that couch holding that book was Soooo much work HeHe! Sounds like fun! It is an inconvenience when the power goes out. Glad you're back to having lights. Love Di ♥

  4. I've been so busy I'm just now finding time to reply to y'all! I guess that's a good thing, but ....

    MJ, we did without power for 6-7 days, years ago when an ice storm hit KC. You're right .... it's amazing. I laughed at myself when I was fixing dinner last night. I wanted to toast buns for our burgers, and while I had just lit the gas burners with a match, I opened the toaster oven door and put the buns inside. It took me a minute to realize why the lights on the toaster didn't come on!! Duh!

    Moni, the winds at Ft. Stanton, which is close to me and at about the same elevation, reached 71 mph yesterday. I'm pretty sure that's what I had. It was incredible. But I say that every year in the spring! LOL!

    Diana, it is good to have things back to normal, but I must admit, the couch was not too difficult to do!! I just might do that again! (As if I need an excuse!)


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!