It was around 6:45 last night when talking to a client that my land line went dead. I then called back or I should say tried to call back and got the message...."we are sorry, all circuits are busy right now. Please try your call again."
That was my cell phone. I tried several times and finally got through and told my client I would call back tomorrow. 5 minutes later my house looked like this...
OK, we stumbled around and found the flashlight that had enough power to find a candle and matches before it went dead. I tried to make a call to another client and receive that message again, so I gave up.
It was fun in a way. NO noise except the 40-60 mile an hour wind that caused this outage. So by firelight my wife and I thought about playing a game of chinese checkers. Then we thought, It's quiet, a nap sounded good.
That lasted about 15 minutes until the kids got home. It was a new game for my Grand daughter who found that the computer didn't work, nor did the TV. It was an eye opening experience for her. She was a bit more grateful in the morning.
We could have complained a lot about the situation, but, it was still above freezing outside and I new we would have power by morning, unlike many of the Ice Storm victims of every winter.
For me, it was a great change of pace.
Now today, I will call and make my apologies to those I wasn't able to contact last night and we will move on with life.