there's this big boom and suddenly I have no power, save the UPS running my computer. And UPS - or uninterruptible power source - is a laugh; it runs just long enough for me to shut the computer down. That was about 1:15 - right after my friend Jill left. We were going to have lunch out (s signature summer salad from Crispers was calling my name!) but then I decided I hadn't ought to leave in case someone called for an appointment or came by. Hmmph. Shoulda gone to lunch - we were without power until about seven. Since I have a VOIP phone - no phone, no computer, no nothing! We must have had a squirrel with a death wish in the neighborhood because they had to replace the transformer just behind us. Aggie had a good time watching the guys from FPL and I started re-reading Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Okay, okay - we also had a nap. I mean, who wouldn't? I did fix dinner and do some meaningful work after we were electrified again, so it wasn't a totally unproductive day. No technology is a good thing once in a while, don't you think?
4 years ago