Our power went out last night. At about 9 o’clock. Flicker, flicker. Then dark. And quiet.
It was weird. Just a couple streets, maybe a total of 30 houses. The houses on the next block still had power. I couldn’t see any downed wires or anything. Of course in our subdivision all the utilities are underground.
Gorgeous immediately went into action lighting bunches of candles. We found our flashlights. Changed out some batteries.
And then decided we might as well just go to bed. What a concept.
So we blew out all the candles and tried to turn off all the light switches so we wouldn’t be blinded when the power came back on in the middle of the night.
It turned out to be a rather nice change for us. The TV was off. We couldn’t access the internet. We actually found ourselves talking to each other. What a concept! And by candlelight even.
There is probably some deep spiritual lesson here. But all I know is I had a good chat with my wife, got a good night’s sleep. The power came back on about 3:15 so everything was up and running this morning.
And it promises to be a good Friday.