Name that band!
Yesterday I was really frustrated. I couldn't think of anything "worthy" to write about and was afraid I would slip into a blog lull again, not writing for a week or better. I was really hoping that I would find something to write about.
Well, ask and ye shall receive.
Last night our power went out! About 5 o'clock I was in the kitchen making dinner and washing up dishes when the lights dimmed a bit. I thought "What was that?" but kept washing. Then the lights went out. And came back on. And went out again. For good.
So we pulled out all the candles and I was once again thankful for my gas stove that allowed me to finish cooking dinner. We ate by candle light, and I washed dishes by candle light.
The kids were bouncing around with nothing to do in the dark, so I brought out my laptop and put in a movie for them to watch. (Yay for modern conveniences.)
I have bags and bags and bags of little votive candles left over from our wedding 4 years ago, so I ripped open a bag and placed a bunch in a disposable aluminum baking tray. That one tray lit the whole kitchen so well it almost felt like the lights were on. Although Ben did make a joke about BBQ-ing on it.
I just love when the power goes out. I have an obsession with candles and power outages mean I get to use them! Everyone else was sitting around with nothing to do (until I put the movie on). But not me. No no. Armed with a book light and a few candles I could still knit on those fingerless mitts. (Fortunately I was past the detailed work and just on the ribbing so I didn't really need to see very well.)
It was a good night for a power outage. And I think the best part was that as soon as the lights went out, every person in our little 6 house section of the neighborhood was out checking on each other and making sure everyone had candles. I love our little group of neighbors. Just another sign that we picked the right house.
The lights finally came back on around 9:30. We figure it was a car wreck, because during dinner we heard sirens. It's not the first time someone has taken out a power pole around here. I just hope whatever it was, whoever it was, they're alright and the pole was the only thing destroyed.
Have a well lit day,