As I was lying in bed this morning thinking about getting up (it doesn’t do to rush into these things) there was a tremendous BOOM, as if Big Bird had flown into a window. I got up and asked MRA what that was? He said there was a flash associated with it so apparently a transformer had blown up. Sure enough, no electricity.
The first thing that occurred to me is that I can’t fill orders. Then I remembered that one had requested express shipping. Can’t email her to tell her the order won’t go out today — I could call her, if only I could get to her phone number which is only on the computer.
So what CAN I do? Here’s what I came up with.
- Dust, by hand.
- Pick up clutter.
- Read a book (near a window).
- Practice the violin (near a window).
- Mop the kitchen floor.
- Go for a walk.
- Do some yoga (what I can remember without the DVD).
- Make Happy-New-Year calls, if the cell phone is charged (unlikely).
- Play with the cats.
When I was in high school, we lived in a house with a well (and an electric pump), and when the power was out, there wasn’t any water, either. What a drag that was!
But obviously the power is back on now, so I’m back to filling orders. That alternative day sounded kind of nice…