Sunday, June 14, 2009

In The Dark 2

There I was, just minding my own business.... reading "Crock" on the Seattle PI's website, drinking coffee and trying to wake up. My morning routine.

Suddenly there was a large explosion outside and all of our power went out.

Snap! It very nearly scared the pee out of me. That was about 8:30 this morning. The power just came back on a few minutes ago.

I spent most of the morning out on the front porch reading a book and wishing I had a coffee pot that I could throw on the barbecue grill. May have to invest in one of those. Like the one in Sportsman's Guide.

I went in early to take a shower before the hot water cooled off too much. Fortunately, one of the purchases the wife made at that auction we went to a few months ago (aside from hundreds of books) was two boxes of little battery operated lanterns. One of them was almost enough light to shower by. I should have taken two. It's a good thing I shave by touch and not with a mirror or it would have turned into the shower scene from Psycho.

So now my routine is all thrown off. Pfui.

I'm going to go finish reading the comics.


  1. Now that's were a crank light and radio would come in handy. :)

  2. Tango- It just goes to show how painfully short of emergency supplies I am. If disaster struck, I'd be screwed.