Thursday I was having a nice day working on my Quilt watching Ellen when my whole house made a weird noise and all electricity went down. I thought maybe the air conditioner got overloaded since it’s been so hot! I went outside checked the fuse box No red showing on the switches. I looked at my neighbors homes and thought I wonder if they’re affected? It was so odd the sound it made as it went down. I kept thinking this is strange when Hubby came through the door with a sandwich. He told he got the last sandwich at a sandwich shop. Jack seemed kind of satisfied with his sandwich in a odd guy way. It seems the man behind him spent five minutes deciding what kind he wanted and went to pay with a debit card and the electricity had shut off. Jack’s moral of the story is don’t take a lot of time being fussy or maybe you won’t get to eat!
In California you have to understand when we have rain it’s a big deal the news goes crazy! Earthquakes were used to sort of .Well you can imagine we were blacked out in all of San Diego County parts of Orange County and even Mexico and Arizona over five million people! This was a historic day all because one man made a mistake in Arizona at work. San Onofre nuclear plant shut down to protect itself that was scary. Megan was feeding me info from her computer and the first thoughts it was a terrorist attack. Because of Sept 11 this time of year it’s a worry in America. I didn’t think it was that. My daughter fed us more information from Riverside county which was not affected til my phone went dead!
Well thank God for a little radio we found I listened to all the people calling in, the news conferences and where there was mandatory boiling of water in certain cities and felt very safe in Crest. All schools are closed in San Diego county. One thing about Californians is some people don’t realize at a signal light if the lights are out a blinking red light means it’s a four way stop. Really? It was carmaggedden on the freeways with millions going home. The gas stations had no electricity so of you were low in gas it was scary. The trolleys stopped suddenly and you had to walk home. People were trapped in elevators. Our emergency system kicked in and all police and firefighters were at work.
Because we had the wildfires in 2003 we had candles kerosene lanterns flashlights. I could hear neighbors getting their generators going. So Hubby and I sat out side saw the beautiful sky and watched satellites orbit by. Maulie barked at who ever was walking by in the dirt road and Morris lay at our feet. We had sandwiches for dinner . I jumped up to get a drink and Maulie ate the rest of my sandwich. Lol.
As the reports from people came in most San Diego County people once they got home were enjoying the evening. I really was proud of this man on the radio and how he was a voice on what was going on . I was proud of our county. This is what our country did decades ago listen to radio's to get information not a bad idea.This was suppose to last a couple days but I am happy to say my lights came on in the middle of the night. I lay in bed using my ipod by then hearing people calling in when they got lights.It was fun and finally I dozed off.So this morning I made some coffee and started a new day. The moral of the story is when you get lemons make lemonade oh and it’s always nice to have a full tummy.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Posted by Larkrise garden girl at 1:37 PM
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- As you can tell I love the PBS mini series Larkrise to Candleford. Love love Love the show!. Let me list my favorite things to do Gardening, quilting, rug hooking,reading and being a mom grandma and wife. I enjoy playing with my crazy shitzu Maulie who constantly makes me laugh. I have a wonderful creative daughter and a kind son in law and a sweet little grandson Jack. My husband is always woodworking in the garage which I love or playing with his trains. My crazy cat Morris is another member of our family who is the most laid back Orange tabby cat. I believe There is nothing better then working with your hands and finishing projects!!
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