power out

good morning world! how is everyone?
it is friday, it is a long weekend, and i
see a cold beer in my future. how sad
is it that it's 8am and i am talking beer.

we had a power outage last nite, just
on our side of the street. it was pitch
black in our house. i was, of course
working, then bam - black. gabe
screamed [a blood curdling scream]
[this really annoyed me - he is 13].
his friend, coleman asked if i had any
flash lites. i responded "of course we
do, they just don't work. God forbid
my lovely kids would ever turn them
off when they were done and put them
away. i don't know, say for a FUTURE POWER
OUTAGE! so i meandered through my house,
careful not to stumb anything, found candles
and that is how we functioned for the next
1.5 hours.

of course coleman had many hours of power
saved on his nintendo ds, so the boys were
good. i stayed with them fearful that the
littel pyro's would set the house a blaze.
[they could not leave the damn candles alone]
i saw gabe [my child] lean over the candles
more than once to retrieve something....
he makes me so proud!

it is amazing how we depend on modern society.
i was sitting there enjoying the candle lite, even
commented to them about can you imagine living
with only candle lite. they looked up at me with
their precious faces, then went back to the
flippin' nintendo!

i blew out the candles, and went to bed

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