Yikes! The Electricity Went Out!

Right while I was promoting my stop for the day on my blog tour, the electricity went out. It was a little after 6 a.m. and still dark outside.

I waited and it came back on again--but almost immediately went off.

It was off for a long while so I got out my iPad and began working on it. I love it, but it's not as easy as working on my PC.

When it finally came back on to stay, I switched back to my PC. It made me realize how much we rely on our electricity. Yes, I did make do with my iPad--but I was lucky because it was fully charged as was my phone.

I thought about those who rely on electric alarm clocks--bet there were some folks around here who overslept.

When we first moved to the foothills we lost our electricity a lot--often during a storm.

When we had our care home, the women who lived with us just couldn't understand why we couldn't get the TV back on. And it it happened in the evening, some were scared of the dark. Fortunately we had some batter powered lamps and a battery powered radio to use in such times.

More recently, I remember play games by candlelight just to pass the time.

I have a feeling today's black out was due to someone running into a power pole. And if so, I hope the person or persons are okay.

Because so much of my work is done on my computer, losing the electricity really makes me realize how much I rely on it.

And if you haven't done it yet, be sure to visit http://earlwstaggs.wordpress.com/ where my topic is about things I'll never write. (That is April 11's stop.)

On April 12 I'll be visiting Cheryl Malandrinos and talking about some of the cops on the Rocky Bluff P.D.
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Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


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