I’ve had my coffee and a nice hot shower. Warm food is next.
Just in case you were wondering, where’s Mike?… my family and I have been without good old fashioned ee-lek-tricity for the past 24 hours. It sucked royally, let me share:
Life as we know it comes to a screeching halt without the shock-juice. Thus we haven’t done anything but try to stay warm — it’s well below freezing here. No heat, no water, no toilet, no freakin’ coffee. Tried especially hard, I did, to keep the fingers of my right hand warm mindful of my occasional voyages outside in the icy wind.
We read for a change, as a way to pass the time — too cold for board games — we also sat in our living room and talked as a family, seeing our breath as puffs of fog while we spoke or exhaled. I had nearly forgotten, but I do have a wife and two teenagers. We waited. Normal, activity, even sex, was out of the question. My son spoke of cutting open the family dog and crawling inside his carcass to stay warm. Joking he was… I’m pretty sure, anyway.
Needless to say, I’m back. The heat is building. I’ve had my coffee and a nice hot shower. Warm food is next. The slice of plain bread I had for breakfast was less than satisfying… Just in case you were wondering.