7:30 am - wake up, stumble to the kitchen for a cup of coffee, make kiddo's hot chocolate, put the dog out, stagger into the shower... the lights dim just as I rinse the shampoo from my hair. Darkness.
Crap. Out of the shower. Towel off. Dress. Refill my mug. Wander in to wake kiddo.
Confusion sets in.
Outside our neighbor is snow blowing our driveway. The lady across the street is getting into her car. Are we the only house without power?! No all the other houses are dark.... Is there school?
Unplug the cordless phone, plug in the rotary phone. Close all the curtains and blinds, doors to rooms not in use. Dine on cold cereal.
Noon - House is getting cold now. What's in the fridge that doesn't need to be heated?
3:30 pm - Fire alarm sounds. Lights flick on. Without saying a word kiddo and I spring into action - fill both bathtubs with hot water, boil the kettle, make coffee, wash the dishes, huddle around the heater.
3:35 pm - Lights flick off again. Wish I had put boiling water in thermos and filled hot water bottles.
7:45 pm - Lights come on for the second time. Plug in all cordless devices that are nearing death, refill sink with hot water, and get that kettle on.
8:15 pm - Lights are gone again. The rooms start to lose heat quicker now. A friend has come to fight boredom, she bought a thermos of coffee with her! Use remainder of laptop battery watching Happy Gilmore. Selfishly drain the thermos. Play board game after board game, relighting candles.
12:12 am - Lights are back! Brush teeth, tidy up, pile extra blankets on beds. Sleep.
Snow-ma-geddan hit the Avalon Peninsula on Friday, leaving most of the Island without power. Luckily we weren't hit with the snow in central, but did suffer the power loss. 1st thing we did Saturday morning - buy unscented candles and make a list of things we NEED to have on hand in case the power goes again. Husband's flight landed a few hours later (he spent the week in Halifax and missed all the fun)