I bet you thought I forgot to post yesterday, didn't you? Well, I didn't! I had power issues. My power went out around 2:30 pm yesterday and it didn't come back until 5:15 pm today! Believe me was I glad to see it back. Yesterday was one crazy thing after another. I went out at my regular lunch time and nothing was open. The power was out all over the city. We had a LOT of rain in a very short time and some extremely high winds. It was nuts. I think a tornado touched down here but I don't know if that has been confirmed. The first time I went out to try and find something open so I could get food, it was insane. It was still raining and nasty. There were roads under water, trees across roads, waterfalls where there are no waterfalls, etc. It was very exciting, but very scary! I actually had to drive UNDER two trees that were across the road and then drive around another tree on the same road. Luckily that was back near my neighborhood so my happy ass went home!
After the worst of the storms were over and it was only raining a little, I went back out to go to two different areas of the city that I didn't get to last trip. One area was completely without power and the other area was blocked due to water in the road. I had to go a crazy round about way, but I finally got back home. That time, I decided I should just stay in! I wrote a stack of pen pal letters on the MBP but of course, I couldn't mail them! I also couldn't charge the MBP or my phone. Oh and my data that I usually can use in a power outage decided to not work too! I couldn't even get on to post that I couldn't post! Lol
So later, my friend texted and asked if I had power yet. No, I said, what about you? He didn't either. He asked if I wanted to ride somewhere and try to find something open to get food. I agreed immediately! We found two fast food places that were open but they were backed up like crazy. We found another one that had people inside eating, but when we got to the drive thru, they said they were closed. BOO! He mentioned a gas station / convenience store that usually had deli sandwiches and stuff. We went there. They were busy busy, but they had sandwiches! I got two bacon, egg, and cheese croissants. They were so delicious. After not eating all day, they were ambrosial! I got a bag of chips and a Mountain Dew. I also got a bag of mini chocolate chip cookies and a bag of Funyuns to have for today.
So, I had to sleep with no air conditioning last night. Luckily it wasn't too hot. I am a person who likes to have my bedroom as an arctic climate when I sleep because I like to snuggle under covers. I can't sleep unless I have some kind of cover on me. I toss most of my bedding to the bottom of the bed and only used a light sheet and a blanket. I finally got to sleep. One good thing about the power being out was that it was totally dark. I like it to be as dark as possible when I sleep. I got my wish for sure last night. I couldn't see anything.
So, today, I get up when my Fitbit alarm goes off, actually I was awake a bit before it did. The power was still off, so that meant no coffee. OH NOES! I drank a room temperature Mountain Dew. BLEAH! I love cold soda. I DO NOT like warm soda. I had to have the caffeine though!
I decided to walk since I missed the last two days and there was nothing to do here anyway! I got in a good walk. I had to walk carefully in some areas because of downed lines and downed trees, but it was mainly okay. The whole business section I pass when I'm walking was without power and still is as of about 20 minutes ago. I had to run out to mail a package.
I was able to get a cold Coke (Thank the Goddess) at my turn around point. I came home and my power was still out. Boo. I noticed last night when I went out with my friend that my other friend that lives at the top of my street had power! WHAT?! UGH. Her street is on another transformer or something. So, today, when I walked by there, I noticed that her son was home. He is 21 and in college to be a doctor and I love him to pieces. I called and asked if it would be okay for me to come up and charge my phone and my laptop. He said sure so I went. I charged my Macbook to about 80% and my phone to almost 100 and headed home. They have power and they have a coffee maker. I made myself a cup. LOL .
So, I had a nicely charge phone and MBP. I came home and was trying to decide what to do about food. I checked my phone and my data was working again so I was looking to see if I could find out what was open today. A lot of city was / still is out. My friend texted me and said if I could wait a bit, he'd pick me up and we'd go eat. I did, and he did. We ate and then he dropped me home. While I was waiting for him to show, my power came back. YAY! His didn't, though. Sorry, friend!
So, when we got back and he dropped me off, his power was still off. I went out just a few minutes ago to mail off a package from one of my ebay auctions and a business that is a few streets over from his house had power when they didn't earlier and it looked like several houses on his street had power. He had gone out to a friend's house since they had power. I guess he'll head home soon. I know I'm glad to have mine back!
While I was at the post office mailing that package, I also mailed off the letters I wrote last night. I was able to print them off today. I had to type them because it was the only way I could see to write them. LOL . OH! After today's walk, something was hurting me on my chest right below my shoulder. It's way dark in the house without lights even in the daytime, so I couldn't see what it was. I reached and a felt what felt like a flying stinging insect. I still don't know what it was or if it's still in my house. It put a nice sized hole in me and it HURT. Oh man, did it hurt. I'm pretty sure it was a wasp or a yellow jacket or something of the sort. It's actually feels hot right now. Not good!
Ah, well, I just wrote my book for Nano in this post. LOL Well, I didn't get to post yesterday so there you go. I should be able to sleep well tonight with the air going. Yay!