February 10, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The power went out last night around midnight. I was awakened by the sound of the surge protector beeping. I figured it would come back on soon but it was out until 6:30am. I several times during the night. It was really dark. No street lights, no night lights, no clocks or phones glowing. No heat although it was 63 degrees so the house didn't cool down to where I had set it on 60. This was at 3am. I went out and turned off the water so the pipes wouldn't freeze. I had started snowing when I went to bed so I didn't know how much snow was on the ground. I thought if it got too cold, I may not be able to get to my niece or nephew's house. I also have only one flashlight that is working. I need batteries for two of them. One I changed the batteries; it either needs a bulb or it just doesn't work. My big flashlight I don't know if it is the battery or bulb. It takes a 6 volt battery. I haven't gotten out to the store to get batteries. I found that my portable radio works better than the ones that I plug in. I learned that the roads were treacherous and there were accidents all over the area. Utilities poles were taken out so the power was out all over the Delmarva Peninsula. It was cold today. It is 17 according to the computer but my thermometer usually reads colder.

I tried calling to have one of my handsets for the cordless phone fixed. I had to keep running back and forth from one room to the other. I was using the regular phone in the computer room and the cordless main base unit was in the kitchen. She said to call back on my cell. There was a 10 minute wait when I called and that will be charged to my minutes. What a bummer. I'll try again tomorrow or next week.

I went to my class at the Methodist Church. There were three other people in the class besides me and the Pastor and the lead lay leader. The Pastor gave us a lot of reading material to read over the next three weeks. I may take me longer to read it all. She said she will be giving us more.

News from the Vorlon Wife.

Posted by tedkarol at February 10, 2011 10:41 PM