We had a power outage overnight and this morning. It’s not high power outage season yet, so I had to stumble around in the dark trying to find matches and a candle.
A power outage is kinda like a fake vacation. A lot of chores are related in one way or another to water and/or electricity. We still had water, of course, but you never know how long a power outage is going to last, so water must be conserved.
Or you might be sorry later if the power outage lasts longer than you anticipated.
I always anticipate power outages lasting five minutes and I become very impatient after the sixth minute.
By the time an hour has passed, I determine that the power outage is going to last FOREVER. I will never have electricity again. Electricity is but a fond memory. Life as I knew it is over.
This allows me to completely give up and do nothing for several hours.
It’s quite lovely!
Then I start thinking about the things I haven’t been doing while I’ve been on this fake vacation. The chores pile up fast when you aren’t doing them. Around the time I started feeling guilty and wondering if I was going to have to hand milk BP, the power returned! Along with the chores!
Morgan had missed the bus, of course, because we didn’t wake up in time, and not to mention she hadn’t taken a shower and couldn’t possibly have gone to school without taking a shower. After she was properly showered and groomed, and I’d let out the chickens and milked BP, she wanted me to make her some breakfast before driving her to school. Of course, the sink was full of dishes and the counters were piled up with more dishes, so I could barely operate in the kitchen.
About ten other things from the toaster to the internet weren’t working right after the power came back on, plus I could scarcely find a clean pan in the house and I hadn’t had time to do the dishes yet. While I was broiling slices of Grandmother Bread for Morgan’s egg sandwich and trying to figure out what was wrong with the router at the same time, I was really wishing…..
….that the power would go back out.