What would you do all day with no electric power?
I had the chance to find out.
Yesterday, Tropical Storm Hermine visited San Antonio on its trek inland. It explored the Missions, the Riverwalk. SeaWorld, of course. On it's way out of town, it knocked out our power.
This occurred sometime around noon - maybe 11:30 or so.
No big deal.
I had a few things to do that didn't require the computer. Lunch time came and went. I read. The soggy, windy weather meant the doggies and I stayed inside for the most part. They did venture off the patio and onto the grass a few times.
I read some more. Then - this is a secret ... don't tell a soul. I dusted. Ssssshhhh.
Dinner time. Live-In Handyman lived up to his name and grilled salmon in the rain. I provided the salad, and we dined al fresco on the patio.
Darkness fell and still no power.
"Now I know why all the old families had so many kids."
"It's only eight-thirty."
"I guess I'll go to bed."
"I'm not anywhere near sleepy."
"It's dark." Live-In Handyman climbed the stairs, light from his flashlight making eerie shadows on the walls.
I switched on a flashlight and opened a book. When I was reading the second page, the power flashed on. Appliances whirred to life. Ceiling fans woke up. A light in the kitchen winked on. I heard footsteps while I reset the oven and microwave clocks.
"Was that the power?"
No. I just found a 100-watt flashlight. "Yup."
"Good. I need to check my email."
I'm thankful we live in a time after Thomas Edison. Otherwise we would have very little that makes our lives easier today. Otherwise Live-In Handyman would've helped create a whole huge flock of Little Live-Ins.
How about you? Would you do well living in an earlier time period?