Today is our tenth day without power. I have to admit, I haven't minded near as much since we got the generator hooked up. We've used it very frugally, but it has made life much more bearable.
BUT, this afternoon, our power was restored. Thank you, thank you, thank you power crew!! I can't tell you how often I've thought about the sacrifice they are making to help us. Every time I see some of them on the side of the road, I stop and roll down my window and tell them that we appreciate them and all they're doing to help get us back to normal.
I told David last night that there has been some good come from "doing without"...
- I'm a night owl. I have a NEED for white noise when I go to bed. Being without power, we've been in bed every night at 10PM and without any TV to help lull me to sleep. And, I've slept well! I still can't get up before 6:50 in the morning, no matter what time I go to sleep. Darn than internal clock.
- I have missed my laptop, and I've taken it to Jodi's a couple of days to try to catch up on my blog reading. But, I have spent the evenings with David and no laptop ... and no matter how you slice that ... that's a good thing.
- I'll admit I'm a bit addicted to TV also. And I've had very little time watching it in the last 10 days. I may (and it's a BIG may) try to watch a little less TV and do a bit more reading (or cleaning house, or sleeping, or fill in the blank here).
Sometimes, we let technology get in the way of spending time with the people we care about. I've enjoyed getting back to the basics a little while the power's been out.
But since I've got power now, I'm headed to the grocery store. We've been eating out of coolers for the past 10 days!!