As I write this post, I’m without electricity, thankful that I charged my laptop last night before going to bed. And since I also have no Internet connection due to the power outage, I’m just writing this in my Microsoft Office Word to be copied and pasted later into my blog.
My day started off pretty typical. I woke up about 8:25 and laid in bed a few minutes, praying and meditating. Then I got up, turned on the television to listen to a bit of news as I made up the bed. The next thing I knew, our lights started flickering off and on (the television as well) while our cordless phone kept ringing short bursts of rings on and off. It was continuous—every second. It was nothing unusual though because it’s happened many times before whenever the power company was experiencing some sort of problem.
My daughter and I were the only ones at home. Of course, it was frustrating for both of us. Besides having no power, the constant flickering of lights and the telephone ringing was a nuisance. Also, she had been in the middle of something on her iPad. And as soon as I finished making the bed, I was going to bathe and get my grocery shopping done early.
So she and I were enduring—that is, until we started hearing an on again, off again noise outside the front of the house. I opened the storm door a few times in an effort to see what it was but could never see anything. But the noise continued, on and off—like someone or something brushing up against something either outside or underneath the house.
My in-laws live next door, and before I started hearing the noise outside, I was about to call them to see if they were having similar problems at their house (which has been the case several times in the past when our power company was experiencing electrical problems.) Well, I (being who I am), immediately panicked and called 911.
Several minutes later just before the police officer arrived, the power completely shut down. He checked out everything outside and told me that things appeared fine. He advised that the problem was more than likely power related. I agreed to a certain extent but asked him what would the noise outside have to do with the power. Then he began to ask me a series of questions, like: What rooms are on that end of the house? Where is the furnace?
When I told him that our furnace is also near that part of the house, he said that the noise could have been the furnace’s ductwork underneath the house—every time the power went off and on, it caused the ductwork to make a rustling noise. That’s when I realized that’s exactly what the noise I heard had sounded like! I apologized but could not help but to laugh at myself. He told me it was okay and was just glad nothing was seriously wrong. After he left, I called the power company and reported the outage (even though they were already aware of it.)
So that’s how my day began today. As I’m finishing up this post, we still have no power, but at least it gave me another opportunity to share with you another one of my many crazy, comical moments. I simply love writing, and even though I try to touch on real-life issues in my stories, I also enjoy adding touches of humor. Life is extremely difficult at times (2 Timothy 3:1-5); therefore, I need all the help I can get to assist me in keeping what little bit of sanity I still have left.
Hope you all have a great Saturday and an awesome weekend, and HAPPY READING!
As always, this is from my heart to yours,
P.S. Just took a quick second to check a text message I received. Had left my cell phone charging and was trying to figure out why it had stopped in the middle of charging—then remembered, WE HAVE NO POWER! Also, every time I go into a room, I’ve been turning on the light switch (that’s a whole other blog!) Have you ever done that when you know you have no power—but force of habit has you going for that switch anyway? Be honest—I know you have. 🙂 Okay, that’s really it for now. Bye.
P.S. I know—I’ve said good-bye twice already. But I just thought of one more thing I just have to share with you. Have you ever noticed how when your house is quiet, you hear all kinds of spooky noises? As I’m proofing this post, every few seconds, I keep hearing these sounds throughout the house—you know, creaking, rustling, etc. (that’s a whole other blog, too!) Okay, this time, I really mean it. Bye—unless something else comes to mind as I’m finishing up proofing this post. Just kidding. Or am I?
P.S. I know what you’re saying—you again! Just wanted to let you know that this will definitely be my last one. POWER’S BACK ON!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!! HOORAY!!!!!