Friday, July 14, 2006

Lights Out

Scolded! Get off my lazy blogging butt and post something new, I've been told. Okay, you make a good point, it has been too long. But the fact of the matter is that the lazy days of summer have finally caught up with the Andersons. After a busy, busy June of camping in one form or another, July has found us flopping around with a wide open calendar. Yesterday I even took a nap in my hammock! We walk the dog, cuddle with the cat, cook-out, eat ice cream (Twist and Shake!), and watch whatever movie just came from Netflix.

The power went out yesterday, which didn't cause too much of an alarm until we heard the firetrucks very, very close. I decided to cut through the back and see what the fuss was all about, but I never made it out of the yard. Mary, the neighbor directly behind me, had firemen in full scary gear all over her house, trying to get in. I wanted to tell them "Please don't use that ax! Those patio windows are really easy to pop!" But then the back door opened. They had climbed in a bedroom window. Thank goodness! My neighbor is a single mom who works crazy long days and is never home. When the power went out, the neighbor on the side came out and saw sparks shooting out of the back of Mary's house. The power line from her house to the pole was drooping almost to the ground.

The fireman secured the whole deal and put up "Do Not Cross" tape, took all their big truck and left. The power company came out and did their thing for a couple of hours. For awhile we had power in just the kitchen and the upstairs. Weird! Then, no power at all. We played Clue by candlelight which was lots of fun and I'm not saying that just because I won. And now it's all back to normal and the clocks are re-set. The "Do Not Cross" tape, left lying around by the power company has been scurried up by the kids, soon to be used in all kinds of cool ways if I know them!

1 comment:

Weaver Brewer & Fam said...

Holy Cow. What excitement. Our big bad July had been filled with learning about zebras cause the new one at the zoo shares Ewan's birthday. Fire trucks so close. Yikes! Glad all went well!