Ladies and gentlemen, I am typing fast. I am typing so fast my fingers are smoking and the thoughts won’t keep up with the typing fingers!
We have to hurry, you see.
It’s the barometer’s fault. Apparently it dropped below 28. I don’t know what that means, but the weather is certainly acting crazy. One minute it’s raining and the next minute it’s sunny. One minute the wind is blowing 50 miles another and the next minute it’s still.
Right now the wind is blowing like crazy! The trees are falling everywhere in the woods! The trees are falling on the power lines! Power is going out whenever those unfortunate trees fall on the power lines!
And we folks who are connected to that electrical line…well, our days do not proceed anything as originally planned.
I was writing a blog around noon. Not this blog. Another blog. Which perhaps you shall someday see.
When suddenly–crash! crash! crash! The trees were falling in the woods all around our house. I counted maybe eight crashes. I stopped typing furiously and listened to the wind for five seconds before running to the bathroom to fill the emergency buckets with water. Filled the sink with dish water, tossing in unwashed dishes.
Scurried back to finish the blog when—
The house had gone dead silent. (I would think of better metaphors but I am typing too fast to be more creative.)
I later discerned that a tree had fallen on our wire, maybe a quarter-mile up the road. Sigh.
What to do, what to do?
First one sits on the couch and Ponders Life. Then one takes out a book and reads and reads and reads. Then one reads a magazine. Then one…what does one do without electricity?
There was plenty that needed doing. Vacuuming. But, no power to use the vacuum cleaner. Laundry. But no electricity to run the washer. I could do some township work…but, no. That required the computer. What to do, what to do?
I meditated. Washed windows. Washed windows, can you imagine! And then got bored…didn’t want to read any more. Already did yoga. You couldn’t walk outside due to possible death by crashing trees.
And it was also raining too hard to attempt photography without ruining new camera and lens.
I know…we must find a computer somewhere so I can write my blog! But where to find a computer than has electricity?
You will be happy to know I found a computer. Thank goodness!
But must still type at the speed of lightning because the wind is still howling outside and you never know where the next tree might drop…
Just heard on the weather forecast: possibility of SNOW tonight in this crazy low-barometer weather. Up to 60 mile an hour wind gusts tomorrow.
Hope to see you tomorrow. Really hope to see you tomorrow…