Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 10, 2010

I'm an hour late,but the fact that I can even post this picture is a tribute to the men and women who work at PSE&G, my electric company. I have been without electricity for about seven hours. It was interesting and a wake up call. I DID have a battery powered radio and batteries to keep it running. I found out that the ALL News All the Time radio station...doesn't really tell you anything new in seven hours. Like WHY you don't have power and when you'll get it back. I did get to listen to the 76ers lose (that isn't new) and the Flyers win in overtime (a good thing). I had flashbacks to when I was a kid reading with a flashlight under the covers...and I miss my mom yelling at me to turn it off and go to sleep. She called enough times to make sure I was okay...but it's not the same. I found out my laptop battery is terrible and I need to keep my netbook charged at all times. My cell phone would have survived the night, but I kept looking at it for time and e-mails. And to charge it I would have had to gone to my car.

I loved the DAY part of from school, shoveling every hour on the hour was great exercise. Going for walks in the snow to take some great snowtograhs....a term coined by almost every news channel here in Philadelphia. I even attempted a snow sculpture, although not a good one. When was the last time I made a snow seems like forever.

We are off again tomorrow. The roads are treacherous and the trails of Medford no where near being dug out. And to top it off, more snow is expected on Monday. I guess I have a love/hate relationship with snow right now. I love it now, but in June when I'm still going to school, I'll probably not be as happy.

For now, I'm awake again, there is heat and noise in my house (which I realized I DO like) and maybe NOW I can go to sleep.

1 comment:

  1. This was a great post Stacy, thanks! I cracked up at remembering my own times reading under the covers late at night. We need to make a generator/battery combo for a indoor bike trainer to power all our stuff when the weather gets frisky!

    Thanks again for the smile this morning!