Thursday, June 23, 2011

power outages stink

Tuesday night just after 8 there was a crazy storm. Our power went out for a few seconds three or four times, and then it went out and stayed out. Jamie was thankfully already in bed asleep, but it meant we couldn't watch a movie like we were planning or keep packing/cleaning like we should have been planning. We played some flashlight Skip-bo (during which Thomas was not amused by either my flashlight/skip-bo card strobe light or my shadow-puppet dog that I dubbed "Sparky") and went to bed early.

The power came back on around 4:30 Wednesday morning, but our internet was still off for the entire day. Then Wednesday evening our power went out AGAIN. This time there was no storm, just a little rain, and Jamie was still up, so we had to give him his bath by flashlight. Once again we could not do any packing or cleaning after he was in bed, and we are moving in 2 days so that was LAME.  Thomas went to the library to do homework and I got in bed and read Harry Potter--again by flashlight--until I got tired enough to go to sleep. It's hard to go to bed that much earlier than you're used to! The power came back on about 5 a.m., and our internet finally came back this morning.

I know we're lucky it wasn't off for longer and that it was on during the day, but it was unfortunate timing for us. We've never had a long power outage before while living in apartments. I hope we don't again for a long time . . .

In other news: We are signing the lease at our new place TODAY (though we won't be really moving til Saturday). And this morning while packing up a box, I had my back turned on Jamie for about 1 minute, and I turned around to discover him standing on one of our kitchen chairs! How he managed to get up there on his own, I have no idea. This boy is turning into a little climbing monkey.


  1. Wow, that must have been crazy! Hope you didn't loose any food. WE're excited for your new apartment. Good luck with the rest of the packing.

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