We spent the last 22 hours without power. Our house got down to 48 degrees and I slept in bed with my mom wearing yoga pants, fuzzy socks over my socks, a long sleeved t-shirt, and thermal, and a sweatshirt under 9 blankets. We were warm, needless to say. So today’s Fun Stuff Friday has to do with things you don’t usually think about.
1. Electricity, mainly HEAT
I weigh a good number less than what the doctors think I should be at and am still functioning properly. However, it’s not good when it’s cold. Even when our heater is working I have to wear a sweatshirt or use a blanket. So being 48 degrees in the house isn’t nice when I’m already cold when our house is at our usual temperature of 64. We ran out of logs to burn (we only had 2) and started burning my chemistry notebook from last year and old sheets with holes in them. When the heat came on about an hour after we got up my brother jumped up and down and I nearly died. I don’t mind the snow when we have power, but when we don’t, ugh!
I am in love with throw pillows and blankets and my obsession paid off yesterday. 5 of the 9 blankets I slept under were from my bed. The heater in my room is broken so I need 5 blankets on my bed to keep warm in the winter.
My cat was freezing cold last night but would not come join us in bed or let us cover her with a blanket. I don’t know what her take on the whole 22 hours is but she is sitting on top of the heater now so I think she’s just as happy to have power back as we are.
I have never seen a city, no, a whole half of a state just about, so unequipped to deal with snow as where I live. And it happens every year. We lose power once a year. They have snow plows but they don’t use them. They don’t plow or de-ice and when something does happen like a power line going down it takes forever to bring it back. I was listening to my little radio almost all day yesterday and the power people said it would take 3 to 4 days to restore all the power. Um, 3 to 4? No, you fix it now! The airport shut down. It snows worse in other places than here and they all function just fine. It happens like this every year. I will do everything I can to not live here once I graduate. I’m going to college on the other side of the state which is good because they can deal with snow there and after that I am never returning to western Washington EVER AGAIN.
What do you do when the power goes out?
Oh, and I was worried about my weight the whole time, too, along with the heat. You know you’re anorexic when…