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Lights Out!

June 10, 2010 - Kim Collette

Electricity.  I didn't realize how much we depend on the power of electricity until we didn't have any for about a 20 hour stretch this weekend.  I know what you are hoo for you! 

But, let me tell you.  I would have been okay with no power.  We did have bad storms last Friday night.I get it.  And I would have been fine with not having power because of a storm!  However....our power was out because of a furry little critter....a raccoon!   We were without our electricity because Zappy (which I have recently named the raccoon) decided to end his life Friday night by climbing up the power pole and trying to eat the fuse.  Seriously?!?!

Zappy ending his life equalled me starting my Saturday morning in a bad way.....NO COFFEE (which usually leads me to a bad headache and an even worse mood)!  This was no way to start a Saturday morning.  I thought it was going to be the longest day in history.  Right?  Who wouldn't think that?  We had no tv, no computer, no video games...none of the "modern day" entertainment we had grown accustomed to.  Reading, checkers and playing with the dog were our forms of  "fun" in our Zappy induced blackout.  Eating? That was interesting.  Think about stove, no microwave, no cooking!  Thankfully we had the staples of peanut butter and bread so we could at least make a sandwich!  Really...I think the only living being that Zappy didn't effect was the dog.  His spoiled life went on the same as usual!  But that's not the funniest part about Zappy zapping out our power.  The power company finally came and fixed the fuse and the transformer.  The electricity was turned back on around 5 o'clock.  Hallelujah!  And what did we in the car and went to Walmart!  (Because it makes no sense to go when the power was out right?  Not the smartest move we made all day, but the funniest.)

There was, however,  a silver lining in the Zappy incident.  We managed to make it through the whole 20 hours.  And we found out that despite having nothing to do....we didn't get on each others nerves!  In fact we actually might have grown a little closer.   So, instead of complaining, I should thank Zappy for allowing me to "see the light".  


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