You really do need power

A week ago, my husband and I got hit by an unexpected rainstorm.  There were legitimately high winds plus torrential downpours. Our electrical power went out at 4 o’clock in the afternoon after a loud lightning strike.  With no power, both of us had no running water, lights or a/c. This situation started out as an aggravation but soon turned into a total nightmare. Because of the constant rain, the two of us couldn’t open the windows.  The inside of our house soon became overheated plus clammy. My husband and I hoped our power would be restored hastily, though I eventually had to light a bunch of candles plus dig out the flashlights. Making dinner was a challenge too, because I couldn’t use the microwave or stove.  I had trouble seeing what I was doing, plus with no running water, was unable to clean up afterward. Sitting around in the dark, with no internet or cable, wasn’t all that enjoyable, so we both decided to go to bed early. Unfortunately, neither of us got any sleep. There was no chance of falling asleep without the cooling system.  I laid on top of the blankets plus still sweated profusely. The rain had slowed a bit by that point, so I opened our bedroom windows. There was not enough of a breeze to provide satisfactory relief from the heat. Plus, our neighbor’s dog was barking non stop. The dog was so loud, it sounded as if he was standing inside our study room.  Without power, I couldn’t even run a fan to drown him out. My husband and I were without electricity for nearly 18 hours. I am now looking into a standby generator, because I don’t ever want to go through something that miserable again.

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