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Sticky Situation.....

August 15th, 2008 at 05:40 pm

We had a storm this morning and the power flickered on and off once. Then, the sun came out; and a little while later, the power went off and stayed off. Huh? I waited awhile, but nothing happened. I couldn't check on anything about what was going on. I finally used my cell phone to call Hubby who had happened to go to work on his day off to catch up on some things. He looked it up online and found out that a good chunk of town was out. So, I opened up a couple of windows and did things like dishes (water is heated by gas) and waited it out. It clouded up again and misted a bit so that helped some. But, the humidity finally got the better of me. It was so sticky. I finally got the battery fan out of the hurricane supplies and set it up. I sat by the window and read for awhile. But, even my hands got really wet holding the book pages. I kept trying to think positive. I was saving a few hours of electricity. Just when I got to the point where I was about to drive around and find not a cool spot, but a DRY spot, the power came back on. All in all, about three hours out. I still have no idea what happened or why we lost power at all. We did have some "tropical funnel clouds" during the storm. They had just told us that they usually don't make it to the ground, but it is pretty daunting to see them popping in and out of clouds. Maybe one of those things hit something after all. And, the power shutdown cascaded down in several places. There are a couple of things I decided during this time. Electricity is a gift. I need a backyard overhang or roof over a section of yard so I can sit outside in times like these and still be out of the little mistylike stuff we got during that time. My fan is too small. And, I need to figure out a way to get some cross breeze going when we lose power again. Or, I just need to learn to deal with humidity. Later, I went to the post office to get my mail and a couple of other places to pay a bill or two. I had to sit awhile in the car because it was later on Friday than I usually go. I turned off the car to save gas, and opened a window. After the sticky afternoon at home, it was easier than usual. Maybe I'd gotten used to it a little more than I thought. I did think of something else. I hadn't heard the neighborhood this quiet since Hurricane Rita. No air conditioners were running. You could hear doors open and shut on the neighbors' houses. It was kinda peaceful and eerie at the same time. Reminded me of when I grew up in the country. Except for the humidity....

3 Responses to “Sticky Situation.....”

  1. cargirl86 Says:

    Ugh. You sure you don't live in GA? Things like this always happen with Georgia Power.

    I remember when I lived at home and our air conditioning crapped out over the 4th of July weekend ... so I totally feel your pain. This was when I decided I'd rather be too cold than too hot ... you can always put more clothes on but you can only take so many off!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    I agree with cargirl! I would rather be too cold too! Our humidity in the Midwest is awful too! Next time maybe you could go to the library. (Unless they are out of power too!)

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    These are the times that try a woman's soul...

    and these are times when a filled kiddy pool in the shade of your covered patio is a NECESSITY! Sitting in it while listening to a quiet 'hood? Priceless!

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