My holiday plans didn't quite work as I expected on Saturday. Around 2:00PM, the electricity went out at my place and as I waited for it to come back on I grew more and more worried about my dinner plans. How was going to shower in the dark? How was I going to dry my hair after I showered? How hot was it going to get inside before they get it turned back on? As it turns out, I can be pretty resourceful when I have to. A flashlight lit the shower but the hair drying proved a bigger challenge. Finally, I offered to pick up my friend if I could blow my hair dry at his house. So, all was well, dinner was great, fireworks were great and then I drove home. Yikes, the power was still out and by this time, all the emergency lighting had used up the battery supply. It was very dark. Using the light of my cell phone, I made it inside my door only to realize it was way to warm to stay there.
Thank goodness for great friends like Julie and Dave. I gave them a call and then headed over to their house to spend the night.
So, that is me above on Sunday morning, enjoying breakfast on a little retreat up the mountainside behind Julie and Dave's house. I was enjoying the view and a delicious breakfast with friends on an overcast morning that kept the outdoor temperature comfortable. A perfect way to greet the day.
When I got home, the work has been done and the electricity was back on. The electric company had to dig a huge hole in the parking lot to find the problem but they did find it and fixed it. The house is cool, no loss of food in the freezer, all is well with the world again.