BlackoutPosted: January 4, 2012
We had a power outage last night. It was around 5:30pm or so. I was preparing dinner and out went the lights, the heat, the water. Thank goodness we have a gas stovetop. Dinner went on as usual with the exception of having to light the burners manually.
The recording from the power company attributes the outing to a motor vehicle accident, something M and I had already guessed since there didn’t appear to be any other reason for it. The snow had stopped, the wind had died down, and the only condition ripe for a power outage was some fool driving too fast on slick roads.
It turned out to be a pleasant evening. M and I played a dice game by candlelight. He won every game. The dice just weren’t on my side. I don’t mind losing. It was fun. We hauled the futon mattress from the spare bedroom out to the living room, and put it near the fireplace so we would have some warmth throughout the night. Blankets were heaped on, the cats explored (excited by something new in the room!), and we settled in for the night.
The power came back on sometime in the wee, dark hours of the night. It was startling, all the lights coming on and things beeping, clicking, and rumbling.
There is more snow in the forecast for tonight, with no significant accumulation expected. It will freshen things up a little, although the snow is still new enough that it doesn’t need much freshening.
That’s all from the Bogs for today. Thanks for stopping by. It’s a little warmer this afternoon, in the 30s. Good sledding weather if you want to take a slide down the hill. Just don’t go as far as the pond. It’s not frozen enough for that yet, but it’s sufficiently chilly enough to turn you into a popsicle.