Sunday, January 20, 2008

What the Sam Houston?!?!

No offense to our state father.  But his name is used by our electric cooperative. 
 
Last night I was home alone as my precious family was taking in the last weekend of deer season, youth weekend.  It was just too cold to me to go stay in the woods.  I watched movies, relaxed and set my alarm when I went to bed so I wouldn't sleep too late.
 
I awoke this morning to the sound of not enough sound.  You know, that kind that settles in when the electricity is off.  I could tell it was pretty cold in my bedroom, so didn't venture out of the bed.  Then the electricity comes on, then goes off, then on, then off.  I lay there awhile contemplating the thought of a cold house with no hot coffee.  May have half dozed.  Finally felt that I needed to make sure someone was working on it.  I pulled the phone over to my side of the bed and dialed up the co-op to report my outage....just as I was waiting for the report to be created the electricity came back on!  I hung up.  Lay in bed and waited.  After all the on and off and on and off, I wasn't going to trust it too quickly. 
 
Finally I believed it really was on to stay and threw on my big buffalo woman housecoat, padded over to the heat controls and dialed the heat up, went to the kitchen and started my coffee.  Took two hours for thing to feel warm around here!
 
Now I know my bunch is going to return wondering why I didn't go to church, and why I didn't accomplish much today. 
 
Please Lord, let tomorrow be smooth and blessed with electricity!

17 comments:

  1. Glad you got your power back on in the end.  Hope you get no more outage

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  2. I hate it when that happens too!  Hope the family enjoyed last deer weekend!  LoveCarolyn~

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  3. glad you could keep warm under your covers while the power company was working on restoring electricity;

    enjoy the day and week ahead

    betty

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  4. Glad that the power finally stayed on else you would have probably been almost as cold as you would have been out in the woods. Helen

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  5. We don't realize how much we rely on electricity until we are without it. Paula

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  6. Hate when that sort of thing happens! Let's hope for a beautiful week ahead (filled with light & warmth hehehe).
    Hugs,
    Sugar

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  7. Yeah, we got cold here in NC, too! And some snow last night. Roads were icey, so church was cancelled this morning, not just mine, but pretty near all the churches around here. But we didn't lose power, got to sleep in. Had a late breakfast. Felt like a real Sabbath, you know? Lots of rest today. Glad your power came back on! bea

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  8. I always find it interesting the "feel" in the house when the power is off.  When our power went off the other week I resorted to heating up old coffee in a pan on the gas grill...ya gotta do what you can when coffee is on the line!  Hopefully your power problems are over for a while.
    Lisa

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  9. I yi yi!  Sounds like bed was the best place to be!  Our place is pretty cold today.  15 when I got up.  Not in the house though!!!
    Traci

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  10. We have been warm and wet in the uk but i have had no telephone for the weekend and so no internet, had it mended today though.
    Jenny <><

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  11. Only goes to show how much we're dependent on electricity

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  12. Oh yes... without electric our home gets cold so fast.  I can only imagine what it was feeling.  We could be breathing ice fog easily here with our older windows.  And to my dismay, hubby has not had time to check out our chimney so no fireplace working yet.  Hope it is all warm now and cozy!!!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  13. May your electric remain constant and you stay WARM :o)
    Rebecca

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  14. It was bitter cold in my neck of the woods so I understand... I'm glad that the electricity stayed on. I got up on sunday and went outside to start the car for church and nearly got frostbitten. I was drinking hot cocoa during church... I wanted to praise and worship... and also defrost... :)

    Mi

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  15. Saying a prayer you electric stays on!!!  Keep warm..Hugs,TerryAnn

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  16. I dont blame you one bit! I would have stayed under the warm covers too. :)

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  17. You all are blessed with a bunch of tall pine trees, did one, or some, blow down and break the line?  My part of Texas, we don't have that problem.

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