225 Black Out

All was well today...the kids went to school, Hubby and I had lunch at Fisherman's, friends came over after school...until about 3:30 p.m. when the entire city and all of San Diego County, experienced a black out. When it first happened we just thought too many people were running their air conditioning and soon the power would come back on. Finally, at 5:30 p.m. we plugged in our old analog phone and called my mom. Only then did we understand the extent of the black out and maybe we should prepare for an extended time without electricity. Truly, it was pretty nice. First of all, the house was quiet...no hum from the refrigerator, no blaring TVs, no beeping video games, no ringing phone or cell phones...just children playing and men complaining about missing the first football game of the season. We were all pretty happy. It was a fun adventure...for one night.

The girls hung out on the porch with Uncle E.

Uncle E...ready for some football.

The last glimpse of sunlight.

Thankfully, we had plenty of candles, both wax and battery operated and plenty of batteries.

The girls played with flashlights.

Being together by candle light was rather nice. With nothing to do and no lights keeping us active, everyone went to bed early.
The power returned to our home around 2:30 a.m. Calls came from the school district around 6 a.m. cancelling school.