Monday, 30 June 2008

You Aint so Sweet

We arrived home from the beach Saturday evening to be greeted with a thunderstorm. We had barely unpacked the car when the electricity went out. A few hours of staring at each other (which wouldn't have been so bad if we hadn't just spent the last 10 hours in the car together) and we all went to bed.
It was hot upstairs and we opened all the windows to catch any breeze that might have existed. I normally turn the air conditioner on the first warm day in Spring and turn it off the first cool September night - so this open window thing was weird. I may live in the country but I like to be homogenily sealed in my house breathing fake air.
At 5 something the next morning I woke with a start to the sound of a bird shrieking to the sun rise. My first thought was..."get me a gun so I can blast it in it's stupid beak". I knew that wasn't kind. Then all the birds and animals started up. Sounded like I was in the freaking Amazon Jungle. And James was laying next to me sound asleep calling back to them with his snores.
I got out of bed and went into the kitchen and stood staring at the coffee pot. Still no electricity...no coffee...I'm gonna die.
When James got up he tried to engage me in pleasant conversation and soon left for 7/11. He came back with 2 slightly warm cups of coffee. One for him and one for me. As I gulped it down I was thinking, "Buddy, I sure hope you have one of their stolen coffee pots hidden somewhere." He didn't.
The electricity came on around 11 and I got busy washing the beach out of everything.
It was good to be home.
My dog was happy to be home from the kennel - but that's another not so pretty story.

5 comments:

jen said...

Welcome home! (back to reality)

I was going to email you but realized that you were gone.

Glad you got your power back.

jen

smallgreenriver said...

Sounds like you are still cranky. Have another pot of coffee.

jblieu said...

I am laughing.
Welcome home!

Kirsten said...

I'm rolling on the floor!!! Steve said he can't wait until you come visit us here one day. BTW a kettle, a funnel and a coffee filter work well enough (stick filter in funnel, add coffee, pour in hot water) - Steve's been using it for over a month now. Just pour slowly.

Emily said...

I felt your desperation at the no coffee...caffeine is my drug of choice, but I choose Diet pop.

Hopefully your fridge was bare from being gone, 'cause that's always my most frustrating moment. Realizing that all of my perishables have perished.