The remnants of Ike tore through Kentucky last Sunday leaving much of the state without power. My electricity was out from Sunday morning until Wednesday afternoon. While we got off easily compared to Texas it was a long three days. You don’t realize how dependent you are on electricity until you don’t have it.
The thing is missed most during the ordeal was my computer/Internet. Every day, I took my laptop to Panera Bread or my sister’s house to check my emails. Still it was a huge adjustment not to have my computer available 24/7.
Now, my dh went crazy without television. I admit I missed it too but I didn’t have withdrawals as he did. My daughter was like me and missed her laptop most of all. She managed to get by as long as she could keep her cell charged. She couldn’t live without texting or so she says.
Nighttime is the worst. I was ready for bed by 8:30. What else can you do in the dark? Yeah! Yeah! I know but after days without the computer and television who’s in the mood for sex? LOL
There are a few hard facts you learn quickly. Candlelight is only romantic for about an hour. After that, you worry that your house will burn down from an overturned candle. We love fast food but after days of it, we were all nauseated.
I used to dream of living on a beach but after this experience, I know I couldn’t deal with the constant threat of hurricanes. Right now, Kentucky looks good or at least it will when all the power is restored.
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! I plan on enjoying the AC, late night reading, getting on my computer whenever I please and a bit of television. I might even enjoy the laundry—maybe not!