Friday, June 19, 2009

Power Outage

Last night, as Michael and I were sitting at the kitchen table while he ate dinner, a big storm passed through the area. It didn't last for more than 15 minutes but the sky got very dark. Heavy rain and winds were all around the house and it looked like what you might see in a hurricane for a brief moment. While the rain was pelting our house, the lights flickered inside. They came back on and then off they went again, this time for good.

This happens more frequently that I would like at our house. And I can't really understand it since our power lines are all underground. You would think this would make it less likely for the power to go out. Whereever the connection is into our neighborhood, there must be a lot of trees.

Michael was a bit scared by it and definitely didn't like the thunder and lightning. Once the rain and wind stopped, he was fine, even though he didn't understand why the lights weren't coming back on. It got lighter outside so we were able to get the kids upstairs and ready for bed.

Since the power wasn't back on, we all went to bed around 8:30!! It was nice to get to bed early, even if the sleep wasn't that restful for me. I was worried about Katie's milk in the fridge and freezer and when the power would come back on. And I was also worried about oversleeping on Friday morning as the alarm wouldn't be set. It all worked out when the power came back on around 4:00. Hope it doesn't happen again anytime soon!!

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