Last week, we had a very busy Friday planned.
A group purchase, with the sorting happening at our house. 26 families were involved.
On Monday, a notice was put on the front door: “There will be a scheduled power outage in your neighborhood while crews work on the power lines. This will occur on Friday, March 16, from 9 AM till 5 PM.”
Really?! What kind of timing is that?!
The playdate was rescheduled. Natter took his bookwork to work with Daddy. Rosebud and I read on the couch by the window.
It really wasn’t too bad. The sun came out, and the windows let in a lot of light.
For one thing – we had the first 9-hour stretch of rain-free weather in a week.
At 9:00 AM, the rain stopped.
At 9:30 the power went off.
At 9:45, the sun came out.
At 4:00, the ‘group buy’ people assembled, and we got everything distributed.
At 4:45, the power came back on.
At 7:00, the last person had left.
At 7:15, it started hailing. Hard. How’s that for timing?
I’m glad I picked up that old phone for $1 at the thrift store- our regular phone won’t work with the power out!