It’s been one heck of a last few days. Mr Vertigo won’t leave me the heck alone. Then his friend Mr. Strep throat decided to pay me an unfriendly visit. And to further matters Mother Nature heard I like the warmth so a heat spell came through yesterday and set a 95 degree record…to which the power company responded by knocking our neighborhood’s electricity out. All day. My sweet wonderful neighbors rescued my milk, popsicles and eggs from a refrigerator that just didn’t want to stay closed (boys). From 12-4am we listened to 7 men from the utility company use their tractor to dig up the lines 5 feet from our bedroom window while we lay in a pool of sweat. Alas, the electricity came back on this morning and we only have a couple of sprinkler lines to repair due to the tractor.
Just a tad.
Okay, a lot about the Vertigo.
But honestly, it could have been worse. Like Hurricane Catrina worse.
Nah, this was peanuts comparatively speaking.
When something you depend on goes out like your health or the lights it makes you that much more motivated to take care and get prepared.
I have a new desire to really take care of my health because being stuck in bed just bites.
And having the lights go out made me realized how unprepared I am for a disaster. Couldn’t find one working flashlight. Had no clue where any matches were for candles. Thank goodness toilets don’t run on electricity.
I’m surprised how dependant we are on electricity. No lights, no power and no internet. One day has really thrown off my entire week so bear with me as we get our act back together and I’ll be back with some more posts. Off to collect all my groceries around the neighborhood from those who had generators.