Monday, July 2, 2012

Oh Ben Franklin!

I knew I enjoyed and appreciated electricity but this weekend made me realize even more how lucky and grateful I am that I wasn't born in the old days before it was in every house hold. 

If you're on the east coast or if you've watched the news then you know that millions of people spent the weekend (and some of the hottest days of the summer so far) without power. Guess what runs those fans and air conditioning? Ohhh.. a little thing called electricity. 

So on Friday everything was going fine. I get my chicken into the oven and I can tell it's getting dark outside. Then I hear this random noise on my porch. 

I open up the door and can see the wind is whipping like it's the opening scene of The Wizard of Oz. A plant had fell off the porch. We got all of the plants off the ledge and out of the winds harm. Well then the trees started snapping like tiny twigs. It literally looked like a tree bomb went off all around town. My next door neighbor, a tree split in a half and fell on his front porch/roof. The roof of a front porch was ripped off by the wind, etc. 

It was insane weather. Then the power flickered. Then we heard the transformers pop all the way down the block one by one. Then everything went black.

My chicken came out of the oven and then we sat hoping the power would come back on. The house started getting so hot. I mean it was 104 degrees that day so naturally it's going to get hot fast. We even sat out on the porch while some of the storm was going on because it was cooler outside than inside. 

We kept thinking the power would come back on in the night some time. They had to be working on it. So we hunkered down for the night and hoped to God that it would get cooler. Well we got a few hours sleep and nothing! We finally got power midday on Friday. I had never been happier to have the AC. I didn't turn it off for a whole day. 

I feel bad for the people who still don't have it. If it wouldn't have came back on then I wouldn't have been able to be at home. It was miserable hot. So I'd like to give a big shout out to Mr. Benjamin Franklin for figuring out electricity! 
For real... thank you Ben Franklin and AEP for getting the power back on in my neighborhood! I would have cried if not. 


love jenny xoxo said...

yeah i can imagine how great that AC felt when you finally got it back! Geez, glad you finally got to cool off!


Why Girls Are Weird said...

Ugh, that is awful! I'm so glad you got electricity back!

Sara said...

We got ours back Saturday morning. My parents and grandparents never even lost theirs- and they're only about a mile from here. I never realized how truly dependent I was .. Sad, really- but it was sooo hot. I really feel bad for the people who still don't have it.

Claire Kiefer said...

I cannot believe how crazy it was! That sounds terrifying. I love a good storm . . . but not one that ruins people's porches!

Amber said...

No A/C is the worst. We didn't have it all week at work last week. I am glad you finally got your power back!

Stephanie said...

For real! Cheers to him!!!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a crazy storm! I can't wait to spend the rest of the summer in AC!!