Utah Bob #35998 Posted March 2 Share Posted March 2 (edited) Remember the scene where Marlon Brando is sleeping peacefully and suddenly his eyes snap open wide with th a confused look, And that’s because Jack Nicholson has just cut his throat? Well that was my look at 4:40 this morning. “Something’s wrong” my brain was telling me. Then my ears told me, “The white noise sound machine isn’t sounding’. It’s quiet. Too quiet”. That’s because the power was off. A quick jump into long johns and a grab for the zillion candlepower Felix flashlight in the dark. Note to self: put the single cigar carrier and flashlight in different locations, idiot. After grabbing the correct tool. I checked the breaker box. It was fine. Called the electric company, got a busy signal. Naturally. So I layered up with the the thought that my planned waffles and bacon breakfast might not happen and went out to the wood box to get some more firewood. The skies cleared last night and the pre dawn sky was beautiful. 24º outside. Only about 2” of new snow since I last plowed yesterday I got a good fire going and called the electric company again. “There is an outage affecting Two Hundred and Forty Two customers. Crews have been dispatched. There is no estimate of time before power is restored” Meh Set up my oil lamps and the weird, inflatable solar camping light I bought awhile ago, which works surprisingly well! The water heater stil had hot water. I grabbed a jar of instant espresso that I use when I make Tirimisu. And tried that. Yuck. So I heated up water in the fireplace old school style and brewed some Black Rifle. Had a bowl of shredded wheat. The power came back on about 7. Cheated death once again. Got that winter wonderland thing goin on right now. Maybe I’ll go sledding. Edited March 2 by Utah Bob #35998 9 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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