Saturday, March 7, 2009
Truly we are a a species that never fully realizes our appreciation of something until it is no longer there to be enjoyed. What am I talking about? Tuesday, while at work, I received an email informing me that our power was turned off due to a wire short in the meter box. We were assured, though, that an electrician was being dispatched promptly and we would probably have electricity before the end of the day. I suppose the first thing that came to my mind involved the food in the refrigerator. Would it spoil? Should I leave work and pack it in ice? A wiser man advised me that the groceries would stay cool for the day, and they could be packed away after work.
So I continued to run the rat race at work, and made my way to the house at the end of the day. Well, the power was not back on. And there wasn't any sign that the meter had been worked on. Long story short, Kelley and I packed everything on ice, gathered what few possessions we would need for the night and next day, and headed off to a friend's house to stay the night, dog in tow (a big Thank You goes out to my homeboy Chuck).
The next day (after a terrible night's sleep--thank you Lucy), still no power. So this went on for three days. Only we stayed in the house, took cold showers, and lived without any creature comforts while the City of Austin took its sweet time coming out to inspect the work. Living without internet and television is no big deal. I hardly watch the tv anyway. But, no lights? No way to prepare food? No way to iron clothes for the next day? It wasn't exactly like living in the little house on the prairie, but it still sucked.
Anyway, we are with power again and I am back in action. And I've got several things that need to be mentioned. The short list is my review of The Flogging Molly concert Ethan and I attended, a few movie reviews, a pub review, and a few other random things that I want to talk about.
Stay tuned dear readers (all three of you). I am not done boring you yet.
Posted by Kristopher A. Denby