Blackout Interruption

So I left work early anticipating a little storm that became an upheaval all around me. The beginning of the trip was painless with just some wind until we got closer to home. Streets were full of thick heavy snowy slush and the wind pushed the car as we drove down one street and had to turn again for a down tree. A few more of these turns and I was almost there. I was ready to kiss the ground when I got home and saw my husband’s car covered with a fallen tree. And so it began….

So we got the tree off the car without a hitch. No scratches. We were lucky. Ok. This should be over soon. No such luck. After two flickers of lights we lost power a little after 3. This was right after another tree fell and blocked the road I would have driven down if I left work on time. Thankful I left early.

We figured this would be an hour blackout tops but the wind continued. It was fierce and loud. We heard fire trucks and emergency vehicles every few minutes. Now I was not so hopeful. Two hours later I decided to just make dinner by lighting the stove. We had some chick pea pasta bolognese with a glass of Cabernet and lit lots of candles.

Our mood was still hopeful until another two hours passed and we started feeling the cold. So bedtime it was at 8:30 – very abnormal for me but I tried. We snuggled under three blankets with out faithful bichon. After a few hours I froze into dreamland.

The next morning I desperately need a cup of coffee and some answers. Coffee down the street with no bagels (machine down of course). So we try the overcrowded diner and spend two hours with other blackout victims waiting for food and charging our phones. Ready to face the world again.

Back home now to a frigid damp house. We call over 50 hotels that are either blacked out as well or booked. Luckily for us (and our marriage) we get a room in the next state. Resting finally, watching Sideways, and craving a glass of Pinot Noir, we hope the prediction of no power for seven days is wrong. Please let them be wrong. Wanted to write in case I can’t get to a computer for another week.

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Author: egallagher713

I am an elementary educator for over 20 years in grades K through 5. I have been freelance writing for a few years and hope to write a children's book as well as complete my first novel. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to your comments and contributions. As I near retirement I commit myself to Health and Wellness to enhance my life.

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