Thursday, July 20, 2006

Have You Thanked God for Electricity Today?

I have a new appreciation for it after sitting a very quiet, very dark, very boring office for about 3 1/2 hours this morning. There's a new highway going in right behind our building, and something related to the construction knocked out our transformer. It's remarkable how little you can do with no computer and no phone: literally nothing. I lit candles and sat in a comfy chair reading a mazagine in between chatting with my co-workers. We were told the power would be back around 10:00, but that came and went. When we got back from lunch, we called again and the estimate was 4:00, so we said that's it, we're going home. Just as we were walking out the door, the lights came on. I could not believe it. What a disappointment!

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