How Was Your Weekend?
I had a lovely weekend. If you hadn’t heard we had an ice storm, it was quite the experience. Being without power has it’s advantages since I am nearly finished with a book I have been reading for more than a year now. I also talked to my husband, a lot, maybe more than any wife should in a period of 3 days.
First I must mention that on Thursday night we stayed up listening to the beautiful sound of trees crackling. It was quite exciting wondering if a tree would fall on our house, really gets the heartrate up. It’s like your very own horror movie, I think I should get into acting since I now have emotions to work from.
We woke up Friday morning to the beautiful site of ice everywhere, it was breathtaking. We just sat without any coffee or any heat and just enjoyed the view.
Did I mention the night before we were startled by the sound of two loud crashes. One was Manly Man’s car, it was quite a site to behold that morning. How many people get to experience a site like that?
The other loud bang at the time sounded like a tree going through our livingroom, luckily it was only the power cord being ripped out of our house bringing some of the house with it.
So we sat without power, for quite a while. It then ocurred to us to go out in search of coffee since my head was pounding and I was nearly ready to take my husband down to trade for a Dunkin Donuts. Luckily for my SIL Gemini we hung around their house a lot just because we were sick of each other. By Saturday they had power and were out for the night so we raided their house for alcohol and porn.
We’ve learned our little town is definitely not as important as Gemini’s much larger town, most of us still don’t have power. Mostly due to situations like this.
I did however learn quite a few things over the weekend.
I cannot survive without electricity, I pondered eating the cats if the food ran out but then realized I’d rather talk to them after a while than Manly Man.
If you usually park your car in one spot, maybe keep doing that because the one time you decided to not park so far up the driveway it will be impaled by a tree branch.
You may not be able to keep milk in the house but beer stays nice and cold when you have no heat.
Make sure to keep friends local that you can mooch off of when you have no power and therefore no shower. Offer then your first born as a sacrifice.
The world makes no sense without internet.
Life means nothing without coffee, go out immediately and search for coffee. Instant coffee sucks a LOT.
Always be stocked up on junk food, it’s the most convenient thing to have when you can’t cook.
We are still without power, it could be another week or more. I’m considered bringing a sleeping bag to work, at least there is internet here.