- Thank God – our lights are back on. We haven’t had power since Friday afternoon due to the storms/tornadoes (?) that hit our area hard Friday. (Back on around 1:30 Sunday a.m.) As much I enjoyed enjoy Little House on the Prairie, and used to want to be Laura Ingalls, I’ve got to say, I enjoy living with modern conveniences much more!
- I think like most “things” in my life when removed, I missed the choices that come from having electricity. No, I probably wasn’t going to sit down and watch TV for 36 hours straight, or listen to the radio that long, or play Dora videos for Lovgirl for that stretch of time. Or wash clothes or vaccuum. But I like to make those decisions for myself – not have them made for me by severe weather.
- A note to all Jackson area residents drivers: If the power is out, and you cannot rely on traffic signals – treat the intersection like a 4-way stop sign. That’s it. Stop. Yield. Proceed with caution. It does not take a PhD in urban engineering to maneuver through powerless intersections. How everyone missed this same question on the driver’s license test, I do not know. But y’all did. Just remember – 4 way stop sign. Simple, really.
- Coincidence that while thousands of homes in our area were (and still are) powerless that the outdoor mall right down the street had full and complete power? Hmmmm. . . I guess this economic stimulus is going to take place one way or the other.
- And yes, I participated. Lovegirl and I were both stir crazy yesterday afternoon. So about 4:00, we headed to T*arget and Lerner. Yes, I know, technically Lerner doesn’t exist – excuse me New York and Company. But hey, you were Lerner while I was in high school, and nearly 19 (gasp!) years later, you’re still Lerner – if only in my mind. My haul: two tops – one a black/white print, the other a sunny yellow, and a pair of lighter weight black pants to get me through the spring/summer at work.
- I have thoroughly cleaned out the refrigerator and freezer. Smoochy is convinced that the meat in the freezer is okay to use. Which is fine. For him. I will not be partaking of meat that was frozen, thawed, and partially refrozen. Nor will any child of mine. While I do lament the loss of approximately $100 worth of chicken parts, faux chicken, and freezer burned deer sausage, I am not willing to risk my health. A biology degree and one in public health where we had a whole trimester related to food safety/foodborne illnesses just won’t let me go there!
Now excuse me, I’ve got to go find my electricity bill and pay that bad boy – somehow I don’t think Smoochy will believe me if I tell him our lights are off because of a small, very centrally located tornado that only affected our address!
Hope everyone had a great, light filled weekend.