Last Thursday, our area was hit with the big storm, and even though the storm only lasted about 20 minutes, we lost electricity for about 28 hours.
It was a little rough because when we lose power, I get really, really cranky. As I told my husband, I think of electricity like money. I might not necessarily want to spend the money, but I like knowing that it is there. It gives me comfort to know that if I want to flip on the light switch, I can do so. 🙂
I think he rolled his eyes at me only after we got our power back. It would not have gone well beforehand!
Anyway, so on our first night, we played board games and slept on the couch.
Nagini slept downstairs with us while Bunny and my mom (temporarily staying with us) slept upstairs. Since we didn’t have any noise machines, we thought it best to keep the sisters apart so they wouldn’t disturb each other.
Thankfully the weather turned cooler and we were able to open the windows to hear the humming of all our neighbors’ generators. Each time the power goes out, I wonder if we should just spend the money and get one because I have a meltdown when I think of all the food in the fridge and freezer melting down.
On Friday we had breakfast at IHOP and pizza from Papa Johns and dinner at Chipotle and dessert at Sweet Frog. With all the money spent on buying food I really thought we needed a generator.
Because while we were eating our frozen yogurt, Brian’s coworker and son also showed up and we had a hilarious laugh as he talked about running his generator so that he could watch television. And run his air conditioning. And make coffee.
As funny as that was, I was feeling a bit envious.
Thankfully when we got home, the power came back on soon after.
And so our thoughts for purchasing a generator are back on the backburner again.
Until the next power outage. Which I hope will not happen for a while.