Monday, August 3, 2009
In the dark
So last night around 1:30am I woke up like I always do to feed Austin (keep in mind I had been up working until 12:30am so I hadn't been asleep very long) and when I clicked on the light nothing happened. Those of you that know me well, know that I am terrified of...well kind of everything, but the dark is in the top 5. Obviously Joe is still gone, so I take my cell phone (the only source of light I could find) and walk downstairs into the garage to check the breaker box. The whole time all I could think about is those movies where the bad guys kill the power to take over the house...needless to say this was a brisk walk. I flip the breaker and nothing. The power was out in the whole neighborhood. Rather than being a normal minded person and taking refuge in knowing that everyone was in the dark and just calm down, my mind spirals into the thought of the bad guys driving by and noticing that everyone doesn't have power and just starting to rob all of us. I go back upstairs and feed and change Austin in complete darkness, which is as much fun as it sounds. Put her back to bed and lay completely clothed in my bed. Why would I lay in all my clothes? Because if I have to call the cops I am not going to be the crazy lady standing in the street in my under-roo's. Not a chance, my pride kept my fat butt in pants. Oh yeah and while I am laying there straining my ears to listen for the bad guys, Ty spends the whole time barking...not the loud annoying ones, but the low almost silent "Hey Mom the bad guys are outside" barks. Awesome! Rock me to sleep. The power finally came back on hours later which scared all of us because when you are laying in a silent house and then all of the sudden everything comes to life it startles you. It's funny how something as little as a light bulb makes me feel safe, I mean after all monsters can't come out in the light. Wow don't I feel rested today!