Saturday, January 05, 2008

Can't Do Much With No Power

Sorry about the lack of Photo Friday yesterday. I know I haven't posted pictures on Friday for the last 3 weeks and I really intended to get back on track yesterday. The other two weeks I have no excuse for except excessive laziness, but yesterday I have a terrific excuse.

My power was out. All day. Until the wee hours of this morning.

I know what some of you are thinking...but you have a laptop. With an extra battery.

Yes, yes. That's true. And technically, I should have been able to post pictures because I still have some in my camera. But, it's hard to use your laptop when it's locked in your house. A house you can not get into.

You see, since the power was out, I couldn't get the garage door open. And, due to a broken deadbolt lock, our front door is permanently looked with a hotel-type lock. I could have scaled the fence in the backyard, opened the back garage door with my key, pushed and climbed past the pile of junk blocking the door, and then gotten into the house, but with two sleepy kids in the car, it wasn't worth it. We went to BonBon's house.

We actually stayed the night there as at 10pm there was still no prediction of when our power would be back on. The girls loved it. Such an adventure.

You know the best part? Our street was the border of the power outage. The border. The next street over in our complex had power. Our pool had power. But our street? Nothing. The neighborhood behind us? Nothing.

We're back today. Joel thinks it went back on around 4am. (He figured this out with some complicated math and the oven clock.) The winds have died down, so we should be fine for now.

All that to say...Photo Sunday, people. Photo Sunday.


Erin said...

That's a pretty complicated excuse, dontcha think? :) Glad you could get your blogging fix again. And I, for one, am looking forward to Photo Sunday. I'll be back tomorrow. (no pressure to get it done or anything!)

Rochelle said...

I have to say that I love the fact that power lines are buried underground in Colorado. It took us a while to figure that out (a trip to Cali helped). We have horrendous winds here regularly, but yet the power stays on. Trees fall down, but that's about it! Sorry to hear you were locked out, though! If that happened to us, I guess we'd get a hotel, since we have no family here.