Lights Out - Again

Early this morning there was a rip-snorting-thunder-cracking storm
It sounded like it was right over our house
About 7 am.

We kept our lights
Karen lost hers so called, "can I come over - - with the cats?"
Well, yes - otherwise we would have the ASPCA on our doorstep.

We kept our lights - all through the day.
We were lulled into a false sense of security.
4:30PM Click - "they are gone."
And so they were - - are.

I made a cold supper - tuna salad with sliced tomatoes that was really g 0 0 d.

Natural light kept us going for a while
Then we brought the lanterns back out,
Replaced batteries.
Listened to a scratchy radio
Played Dominos -
Jim and Karen kept winning so, as a mature adult, I quit playing.

We called PEPCO
They say they will restore power to all by

And now I am using up the battery in my Mac.


Granny Sue said...

Yikes. Looks like you are having some bad storms in your area. Which means my brother-in-law will be working long hours, and my brother too. Stay cozy and safe, Ellouise, and let's hope the power is restored soon. You could always go to your summer place, right? The storms missed this side of the Alleghenies.

Debbie Couture said...

Ellouise, You all have had it rough over in Maryland. It's weird that it took so long for it to go out. At least it's not as hot as it has been. Hopefully they will get it back on before mid-night. Best of luck.


Lights came back on about 11 PM last midnight. HURRAY!!! Thanks for your good wishes. Times like "power outages" that I love my broad band card the most. As long as battery power holds out I have the internet.

We would have gone to the PA house today - you're right - except near Gettysburg they have this same darn weather - although a bit cooler.
AND - Jim has a ghastly toothache which hopefully the dentist can see him this morning. I mean - - Life is playing all sorts of games.