I received this email from my wife. I thought my readers may find it funny and informative. I hope you enjoy!
Hey there. I need your help. I can’t find my phone. I also can’t find the RSVP from my aunt and uncle from Maine. These are mutually exclusive problems, but if you can offer help with either, that would be great. Ooh, the power just went off. I probably can’t send this until the wireless comes back on…. Let me go get the awesome flashlight from the hallway. Then, I’ll check the fuse box and check outside to see if the whole neighborhood is out…. I’ll let you know….
10:12pm – Ooh, it’s a real power outage. Just our street. I can’t find my phone, so I can’t call you. Ooh, but I found my aunt’s RSVP! That was on the kitchen table.
Let’s see…. My phone…. I know I used it to chat with my parents…. Then where did I put it?
10:19 pm – Power still not on. Blah. I wish you were here enjoying the emergency with me! I’ll make sure to reset your bedside clock when it comes back on. Off to look for my phone again…
10:26pm – checked the couch for the third time. The phone still has not dropped between the cushions. Checked the bathroom, checked the bedroom, checked the office, checked my purse. Hmmm… Where’s my phone? Oh, maybe this will make an excellent blog posting. What do you say? I was about to get some juice from the refrigerator, but I just had the thought that I should probably reserve opening the fridge for emergencies. Try to keep in as much cool air as possible. We never know how long this outage will last, you know?
I love my led lenser flashlight. It brightens up the room so well! Not well enough to find my phone, mind you. Where is that darned thing?
10:35 – still no power. I just went to the restroom. It occurred to me that I don’t know whether or not I should flush the toilet. Maybe the answer to that is stupidly obvious. The only thing that requires electricity to run is the water heater, right? The cold water will keep flowing? Or is that the stupidly obvious part and I should know to conserve running water in case of an isolated power outage?
I’m kind of glad that I didn’t start canning those tomatoes tonight. What would I have done if I only got halfway through the water bath process? I wonder if I would have to get new sealing lids. Probably. I think I would have to process it all from the start again. Make sure everything was all hot off the stove before it went into the jars and into the boiling water.
11:08pm – I’ve been folding laundry. I think a power company truck just drove by. Maybe I’ll be back to the world of power soon enough. You know what’s funny? I was all tired before the lights went off, but now I don’t want to go to bed before the lights come back on. Is that silly?
11:36pm – I don’t think what i saw was a power truck. I wonder if the power company even knows that the power is out on this street. Of course, I can’t call them because…. I have no phone. Still no phone. Where or where is my phone.?
So when the power comes back on, I was hoping you’d call me. And keep calling me until I answer. Well, first email me back telling me that you’re going to call me. Then call me until I pick up. I don’t think the ringer is on, but I’m pretty sure it’s on vibrate. I hope.
11:59pm – I’m getting tired. I wonder if the clothes that I put in the dryer will end up mildewing? That would be a bummer. I wonder if I’ll be able to send this email before I go to bed? I sure hope so. Still wondering where that phone is. You’re at work and you have no idea I’m all alone nt he house with no power. An honest to god emergency. I should just go to sleep. I’m happy the iPad can still tell time. I’ll use it as my alarm. Yeah, sleep sounds nice….
Wow! The power just came back on! Just as I gave in to sleep! I’m going to send this now…
I love you!