Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's dark anyway.....

When the power goes out.....it wakes me up. My eyes were closed so it couldn't be the lack of light from my alarm clock. Last night, it was our carbon monoxide detector. For some reason, it had to beep, to announce the lack of power. I'm guessing this is a safety system....Hey! I have no power, I can't tell you if you're going to die. Please put batteries in me!!!

One way to get Mot fired from his job is being late. The fire department frowns upon it. (They also frown upon selling drugs from the parking lot, and stuff like that....but I'm talking about non felonies.) So, I had to wake Mot up at 2:00 this morning so he could go get his cell phone and set the alarm.

Have you ever noticed how darn bright cell phones are in the dark? You can read a book by the light those 2x2 inch screens!! :-)

I, on the other hand, didn't really care if I was late for work. When the electricity gods hand you a valid reason for being late, you should take the opportunity and run with it!! So I snuggled back into the blankets and fell asleep.

Sort of.

I was sleeping, I didn't need light.....the furnace gets turned down anyway.....we have nobody living on a ventilator. But for some reason, my body still wouldn't let me sleep. A deep relaxing REM sleep that is.

Why did the power go out? Was it just our house? Will the pipes freeze? Do I need to get ice for the freezer to keep that deer meat cold and from spoiling? Blah, blah, blah.

Just when my brain finally shut down...BEEP. The carbon monoxide detector again! This time, a beep every 10 seconds or so. Why? To let us know that the power was back on, of course!!!

Ugh.

I'm going to have to have a talk with that thing when I get home. :-)