No power – in 2010?

It’s pretty telling that this blog is taken almost word-for-word from a Facebook conversation I had with a friend about a night from hell I had lately. Read on for the chaos that can occur when the power goes out in a house full of sissies.

…Last night I wake up at 2 a.m. because both kids are screaming. My husband gets Thomas and I get Yaya and it takes me a minute to realize the power is out. TJ goes downstairs to see if it’s just us, but nope, it’s the whole block. Grr…

I open the windows , hoping there’s a breeze, but NOTHING. Plus, the air is still warm. Thomas and Ayanna are wide awake now, so I put on an Alvin and the Chipmunks DVD to entertain them while I try to sleep. Of COURSE my laptop battery dies only 10 minutes in. So we’re stuck.

I go lay with Ayanna in her bed (a toddler bed!!) so she’ll fall asleep. She does, but because I gave her some juice so she wouldn’t be so hot, she pees in the bed, all over me.

It’s 3 a.m., and I’m not interested in changing sheets, so I go get the extra comforters, and pillows and lay ’em down on the floor and have her sleep on the floor. I lay next to her but wake up every 10 minutes because she keeps flopping around.

THEN it’s time for me to go to work and the power’s still not on. My car is in the garage…how am I supposed to get to work?

So TJ’s out there with a flashlight trying to figure out how to manually open the door. Ugh…all the things you don’t think about when you have electricity! I was going to Google it, but my wireless doesn’t work without the power. Duh!

We were so lost without electricity. It was sad. We had no phone books, we had one phone that worked, my cell phone was dead. I was itching to post a Facebook update, but couldn’t! Can you imagine?! No contact with the outside world!


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