Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Surprise Darkness

Last night, as I was cleaning up the kitchen after our chicken parm dinner, SodaBoy called out to me that there was a power company work crew in the street in front of the house. He said, "I hope we don't lose power." I shrugged it off as an idle concern, and went about my business. Then, just seconds after I'd started up the dishwasher, the entire house shuddered into darkness. The crew had taken down half the block, starting at our house. The house right next door never lost power.

It seemed like an odd time for maintenance: it was pouring rain, with snow mixed in, and two very definite claps of thunder. We lit some candles and entertained ourselves by taking photos. Luckily our electricity was restored an hour later, but we never fired the computer back up, and I got to bed nice and early. I think I would sleep a lot more without the distractions of electricity.

7 comments:

Casey said...

Ooooh. Cool photo.

Nadine said...

Did you see the lightning? I didn't believe it until someone else mentioned having seen it.

BerryBird said...

Oh, yes. It was very bright. I was afraid the work crew was in harms way up in that basket on top of the pole, but they worked through the weather.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Interesting Photo! Very cool.

I think I'd sleep more without electricity too, though last night I had asthma and sat up carving my polar bear block and I could have done that by candlelight, prolly. (?)

Nicole said...

We didn't get any lightning down here, just snow. Glad to hear your power is back though. Sadly, I need white noise to sleep, so I don't think I would get a whole lot of sleep if the power was out.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

fun but confusing. Love the circles!

:-D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I think I need to "give up" blogging and put LIFE first too!