Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another Ice Storm and Power Outage

It was a miserable weather day today, with freezing rain off and on all day long. This meant an armour layer of ice on the car, that required chipping off a few times throughout the day.

On the way home, we noticed truck from the local power utility working on power lines by the breakwater. So for the rest of the drive home Mrs SudsMuffin looked at all the houses for some sign of light within. Nothing. Once we pulled into the driveway, it was obvious that the entire neighbourhood was without power. I got out and quickly shoveled the wet crusty snow from the walkway, getting drenched by the pouring rain in the process. It was then that Mrs SudsMuffin suggested that we just go out for a quick supper. So we went back out and hit the drive through at the local Arby's and headed back home to eat by candlelight.

I left for the evening and Mrs SudsMuffin retired to the bedroom with MiniMuffin and a laptop and they watched The Incredibles from the bed. Apparently they had fun, with an oil lamp lighting the room, the cat snuggled at their feet and the two of them snuggling under the blankets. When the laptop battery died, they switched to the iPod and watched Discovery Channel podcasts that we had downloaded, until that battery died.

Happily the lights came back on just in time for Mrs SudsMuffin to record my favourite shows while I was out for the night. It`s looking better out there today. Safe driving and see you at SudsMuffin!

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