On Monday, I got a call saying that the hydro company was scheduling an outage from 9 to noon today. So, this morning we had our showers early, filled a pot with water for the toilets, left off the computer and dishwasher. Then we went outside to put up the Christmas lights.
I came back in an hour or so later and, as we still had power, made us mugs of hot chocolate. Then as noon approached, I made lunch. It seems a strange thing to say, but as we were all prepared to have no power, it was mildly irritating to have it stay on.
I put the computer on after lunch and washed the dishes. After taking the dog for a walk, I sat down to design a quilt block that had been buzzing around in my head. I was using the computer software program, EQ and, although it wasn't easy, I was making some progress. Then, you guessed it, the power went out. It was now 3 p.m. It did click back on almost right away but I had lost my design. Maybe I will try again tomorrow or just sketch it out on paper.
First I was irritated because the hydro didn't go out and then I was irritated because it did. No pleasing some folk is there!