John says - Have you ever seen The Prime of Miss Brodie?
Suzan says - No, I've never heard of it
John says - It's a great movie with Maggie Smith - from the 60's - it's starting in 10 minutes
Suzan says - Oh that sounds great - ok !
I scurried around the house to make sure I could lay down for the entire length of the move
Suzan says - I hope the worst of this wind has died down - the trees are going crazy outside.
10.00 P.M. - on the nose.
The power goes out................
John says - $&*(*#%^(@)* - WHAT KIND OF BLACK CLOUD DO WE LIVE UNDER?
Suzan says - Oh it'll be back on soon
The battery operated radio says 100,000 homes have lost power.
11.00 P.M. - after laying there in the dark - eye balls wide open - there's an explosion like we've never heard in our lives
John jumps up - I think the roof has just been hit with a tree
Suzan says - No it came from down the street
Upon which I jump up also and see a bright orange light way down the street -
I also see that all our neighbor's lights are back on - except for ours............
The battery operated radio says 80,000 homes still have no power
Suzan says - it'll be back on any minute - the neighbor's lights are all on
John says - Well I'm turning in for the night
Suzan lays there listening to the radio - which now says aproximately 60,000 homes are still affected.
I listen to the radio - which includes a talk show sex therapist - boring as hell - and a comedy show - funny as hell............and which also says power has been restored to many homes - only 30,000 or so now have no power...............
Like an addict - I'm dying to turn on the computer and do my IWLT Wednesday..............it's palpable this need to do so.
I also need a cup of tea so bad that I'm getting the DT's .............
I fall asleep to the reassuring sound of tinny music playing in my ear................
I awake to music blasting in the bedroom - almost causing a heart attack - when I accidentally lean on the volume button.
I light a candle and go downstairs - for no other reason then to light a candle and go downstairs.
I grab a bottle of water so that the trip won't be a total right off
I fall asleep until 4. A.M. when the birds frantically chirping awake me -
I turn the radio back on
Well well well - there's only 20,000 homes with no power now - fabulous -
5 A.M. I once again go downstairs - I have an uncontrollable need to vaccuum - or bake a cake - I wash some dishes instead and go outside to see the pool completely covered in branches.
I'm an agitated nervous mess and feel like I'm losing my mind..............I need electricity. Badly.
6 A.M. - I wake John up
Suzan says - Good morning - sleep well?
John says - What time is it?
Suzan says - 6
John says - Is the power on?
Suzan says - No
John says - Good night
I watch him like a crazed stalker for 1 hour -
The radio says we're down to 10,000 or so left without power.
Oh goody goody freaking gum drops -
Suzan says - Are you going to sleep all day?
John says - What the hell do you want me to do?
Suzan says - I'd like you to turn the bar b que on please
John says - WHAT THE HELL? YOU FEEL LIKE A STEAK?
Suzan says - No - I'd like a cup of tea please..............
John says - You've got to be kidding me
Suzan says - NO, there's a pot of water on the kitchen counter - just stick it on it please.
John says - The neighbor's say their electricity came back on at 10.30 last night
John says - Did you pay the Hydro bill?
The radio says most houses now have there electricity back - a few thousand apparently left to go
At this point I'm pretty damned sure the next announcement will be
ALL houses except ONE have their electricity back.
I grab a book - and lay down on the bed
And I read for 3.00 hours
Actually I read until I hear John screaming at precisely
John screams - The power's back on -
John says - what are we going to do today?
Suzan says - I'm going to bed -
John says - We have appointments today -
Suzan says - Please reschedule them? Having no power has drained me completely.
Hope everyone had a fabulous Wednesday !!!