The Power Outage Blackout

Lee HansenStarred Page By Lee Hansen, 24th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2-l6hf3h/
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Have you ever thought how often we take things and people for granted?

A Horrible Rainstorm

I had just gotten comfortable and was ready to relax with the Pride and Prejudice DVD for my late Friday night entertainment. It's based on the classic of the same name authored by Jane Austen.

No sooner had I sat down than I heard the patter of raindrops slashing against the windows. Within minutes the slashing turned into an outright assault. I guess the weatherman rightfully predicted the strong possibility of severe storms.

An Eerie Night

Shh! What was that? All of a sudden, after hearing a whistle-like sound, the house went completely black. Oh no. "Honey, get the candles". After navigating for a few minutes he returned with a large radio-flashlight instead. Oooh! Another flash of lightning interrupts my thoughts.This setting would make for a perfect Halloween fright night if it were October 31.

I ventured a daring look out the window. It looked like a deserted ghost town. Thoughts of my DVD watching were quickly vanishing. Nothing left to do but wait it out for a few minutes. That few minutes extended to 8 hours.

I Need Some Air!!

It didn't take long to realize that we were getting very hot due to the non-functioning of the much relied upon air conditioner and ceiling fans. When it became apparent that our power would be out for a while, I retired to bed for the evening. Tossing and turning through the night didn't bode well for a good night's sleep.

Rescued at Last

At 8:00 the next morning, the sweet sound of the power came on in all its wonderful glory. We were ecstatic and felt the gentle breeze of the fan and the hissing of the air conditioner cranking back up. What a relief.

What or Who are You Taking for Granted?

Don't you find it amazing how often we take things and people for granted? We just assume that loved ones and things will always be there. That is not always the case. It should make us love those around us more and appreciate the things that we are blessed to have.

It's interesting how that rainstorm taught me an important life lesson.

Credit: Pictures from Wikimedia Commons

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Air Conditioner, Blackout, Candles, Flashlight, Ghost Town, Good Nights Sleep, Halloween, Jane Austen, Lightning, Power Outage, Pride And Prejudice, Rain, Raindrops, Rainstorm, Rescue, Rescue Squad, Severe Weather, Thunder

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author avatar Lee Hansen
As a breast cancer survivor I have learned to take time to smell the roses in life. I love sharing my passion of reading to children. My pages will be on various topics.

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author avatar Retired
27th Aug 2014 (#)

So true! This is a great reminder about taking people and things for granted. Well told, Lee.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
27th Aug 2014 (#)

Appreciate you Susan and thanks..

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author avatar Delicia Powers
28th Aug 2014 (#)

...where I live power outages are the norm- ...especially in the winter it can last for days on end...so a generator has been a must for us...outstanding article and share thanks again Lee!...:0)

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author avatar Lee Hansen
28th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks D. In the area you live I am sure you are quite familiar with that scene. Those generators are a godsend.

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