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Monday, November 14

Powerless again!

For the second Sunday in a row I was thankful that I didn't break down and sell our generator. Yesterday afternoon I was busy typing away on a particularly brilliant & hilarious blog entry (well not really that brilliant or hilarious but I was pissed just the same) when the power went out. It was really windy outside and after losing the power for almost 24 hours last Sunday during the wind storm I should have known it would happen again. The wind was worse this Sunday and I watched as a tree fell in the back yard. It made me grumpy. Actually, I think I was grumpy before the power went out but I feel like blaming Hydro One for my bad mood yesterday.

We ended up BBQing burgers for supper because despite the wind it was still pretty warm outside. After the race was over I packed up a bag and went to my friends house for a shower. I had been told that the power should be back on before morning but I couldn't take that chance and have to go to work without a shower. When I finished my shower at their house they told me that Dave had called about 2 minutes after I got in and said our power was back. Somehow I had a feeling that would happen but I'd rather be safe than sorry. By the time I got home Dave had the generator put away but he decided to leave the extension cords run through the house until the wind died down completely. Guess he'd rather be safe than sorry too.

Had a so-so weekend. Fell asleep at 8pm on Friday night. I was tired all week from my lack of sleep last Sunday when I didn't sleep well because I was dreaming that someone was stealing our generator. At least I wasn't topless in that dream. On Saturday afternoon we went to see a Texas Hold 'em tournament on the nearby reserve. We ended up having supper there because the poutine and wings looked so good. Later we went to our friend's house and learned how to play Texas Hold 'em. It was lots of fun. There were four of us who had never played before and just one couple who knew what they were doing. At the end it was Dave and I and another rookie in the last hand. He got us both on the last hand. Dave's not a card player period but he seemed to enjoy himself. Or it may have been anticipation. Earlier, when it was just him and I left in the pot, I told him that if he wanted to get lucky later he shouldn't keep betting against me.

I will sit down and try to recapture the sheer genius that I'd produced yesterday but chances are it won't be half as funny. *grin* Right now I'm in a rare busy period at work and I've got to get back to it. I can see that this is going to be like crack just like OT was for me at the beginning.


Blogger ~Nutz said...

Glad the power came back quickly!

*waits for brilliant blog entry*

Mon. Nov. 14, 03:50:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Coco said...

So, how was the poutine? Rank it out of ten, taking into consideration all the separate components.

(I haven't had a poutine in at least two weeks. I might die.)

*smooches the Shower Fresh lights*

Mon. Nov. 14, 06:58:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger lights said...

The poutine was probably a three or four out of ten. The fries were fresh so they got points for that. However, the gravy wasn't the best I've ever tasted and it wasn't hot enough to melt the cheese curds which were cold and unmelted in spots. They lost points for presentation as well. IMO, poutine needs to be served in a styrofoam tub type container in order to properly melt and mix the components. Paper plates just don't cut it.

*sits back and waits to be called a weird poutine freak*

And nutz? Please tell me you're not holding your breath for brilliant. Blue might not be your color.

Mon. Nov. 14, 08:19:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Bravie said...

If I had no power during football, I would call God himself to make sure that my power came on. Just sayin.

Mon. Nov. 14, 08:37:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Bravie said...

Oh, and I linked you. Was it as good for you as it was for me?

Mon. Nov. 14, 08:41:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Bravie said...

And hey? Can we swear and get nekkid and drunk in your blog?

Mon. Nov. 14, 08:50:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger lights said...

1. From now on my generator will be known as God.

2. *smokes a cigarette* Does that answer your question?

3. Hell yes! As long as you don't scare the Monstah away.

Mon. Nov. 14, 09:40:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Bravie said...

Oh yay!!!!!!

I was hoping it was good for you. *flashes Lightsy*

pfffft. that little green thing is used to me. She is the moderator of my blog, dontcha know.

Mon. Nov. 14, 10:33:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Bravie said...

And I meant to ask. Was it a world poker tour or a championship poker tour? Or do they not have those there.
We watch the tours on TV all the time.
Daniel Negraneu (sp) and Annie Duke are our favorites.

Mon. Nov. 14, 10:36:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger mm said...

I'm still trying to link you, lights. I ran out of room and have to figure out how to make more. Or I could just bump Carey out. *grin*

Mon. Nov. 14, 10:57:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger mm said...

Okay, you're linked. :)

Tue. Nov. 15, 03:37:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger Swami said...

Tom and I always talk about getting a generator but so far we haven't. If the power goes out during a snow storm we have to rely on the fireplaces.

I played Texes Hold 'em with this guy once. I was going to post his name, but I can't remember it lol. He had a really nice hat and some kick ass boots. What are the cards for?

Tue. Nov. 15, 08:37:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger arkie said...

Weird poutine freak!

*rolls eyes* What's up with these other peeps? I can't believe they left that opening alone!


Tue. Nov. 15, 08:54:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger lights said...

It wasn't a big tournament. It was put on by the same band that puts on the snowmobile and boat poker runs that we have gone on. It's always a good time. My friend Howie is native and his family lives on the reserve so we know quite a few people there. He's the one who got me interested in Texas Hold'em. We've watched it on tv a lot lately and I'd have to say that Daniel N...... is my favorite too.

Thanks mm. Hope you didn't have to bump Carey. *grin*

*giggles at Swami* Not THAT kind of Hold'em silly! But now that I think of it, I think I'd be better at Swami's kind. *grin*

We live at the end of the line for hydro and it's not out of the question to be without power for more than a day or two at a time. After the first couple times of losing everything in your freezer you get a little tired of it.

We paid $2500 for "God" but it sure is nice to not have to worry about the fridge and freezer. It's also nice to be able to watch tv, have some lights on and use the microwave. We normally heat by wood anyway so we don't have to worry about heat. Other than water we're pretty well good to go.

Thanks arkie. I knew someone had to say it. *snicker*

Tue. Nov. 15, 09:21:00 a.m. EST  

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