10 am: What a way to start the New Year….with no power, no cable…no way to finish cooking the cinnamon buns that were in the oven when it all went dark. Nick can check on things like news announcements on his phone: multiple towns out, est. restoration time 10:30 am. Will believe it when it happens. Which does sorta piss me off, since the reason I gave up my shift today was to stay home and watch the Tournament of Roses Parade, which is due to air here at 11 am local. I can’t do any typing…even this won’t be typed and posted until whenever. (I am writing it by hand in a notebook.) I’m half-tempted to go back to bed, honestly. It’s too dark in here to do much. It’s not all that bright outside, either.
10:40 am: The power came back on…and went right back off. I called the store to see if they have power. Since I can’t really cook much without it, we may need to have a Plan B. The Bistro is now Plan B.
11:15am: No power also means no heat. Glad I’ve got sweaters and warm slipper socks. M is still in bed. I’m not inclined to call her out of it, with no power, no heat, and nothing to keep her occupied. Her phone battery is already just about dead.
8:40 pm: The power came back on just before 1pm; just in time to catch the Parade on Hallmark Channel’s second showing of it. (All the powers of light bless Hallmark!) There were some beautiful floats, as always, and some great bands. M’s favorite, of course, were the horses. But we didn’t see the Medieval Riders this year. Shame. Love the costuming with that group. Cooked a ten pound ham for supper…we still have nine pounds of it in the refridge. Took two walks with Mom today….one before the power came back on, and one after supper, as usual.
My only New Years Resolution this year is to get all the stories, poems and snippets I currently have in notebooks and binders typed into computer files and backed up onto CDs. They take way less room in the house that way, and are easier to pack for moving. Maybe I will even get a few of those snippets turned into full stories.
May 2019 be a better year for us all. Health, Happiness, Wisdom, Prosperity.