Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Three Frosty Ladies
I woke this morning and it was a little chilly but we generally turn down the furnace at bed time so I didn't catch on immediately. But when I went to the bathroom and flicked the light switch - nothing. I'm still not sure why I needed to flick it another 5 or 6 times to figure out we had no power. I guess I was still half asleep.
I checked my cell phone and there were no messages so I got ready for work. I used a flashlight propped up on my vanity to put on my make-up! Next stop - the search for coffee. I headed to the other side of town and luckily "Fast Food Alley" had electricity. Large coffee from McDonald's drive-thru and off to work.
Hmmm, no power there either. After a call to the Electric Company they estimated we may not get power until between 3-6pm. About half the town was out. The boss reluctantly sent us home but left us all "on-call" with instructions to return and open the building whenever the power was restored. Back home to check on the ladies. The power had been off since about 1am so this big old drafty house was getting chilly. Luckily it was quite mild for December so it could have been worse. I stopped at Tim Hortons donut shop and grabbed hot tea and donut holes and wrapped the gals up in a few quilts on the sofas.
By mid morning a car pulled in the yard. It was John, one of Mom's home care workers. It was his day off and he arrived at the door with this.....
About 1pm I heard the gentle whirring of power. Woohoo - I jacked up that furnace and headed off to work.