Friday, March 25, 2011

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

I watched this show when I was younger and it used to scare me half to death. In answer to the question...

Why yes, yes I am.

I know, I know, it's a silly and irrational fear. Don't judge me.

Regardless, the power outage last night left me feeling slightly freaked out. Especially once I realized that I don't have a single flashlight upstairs. I have two in the trunk of my car, but none inside my place. It was too cold and too dark outside for me to trek downstairs to retrieve the working one, so I retreated to my bed. I just hoped the boogie man didn't come knocking on my door, or worse, see a ghostly figure hovering in the hallway.

My first thought when the darkness hit was, "Did I remember to pay my PG&E bill?" Luckily, I did, but I still had a mini panic moment! I also thanked my lucky stars that I opted not to do a late night load of laundry (I can only imagine the sudsy mess that would've been) and that I rely on my phone for my morning alarm and not the digital clock radio I have sitting on my dusty nightstand (dusting will occur tomorrow morning or possibly tonight after work). Now that I think about it, I'm happy I was able to finish all of the DVD episodes of Entourage, too!

Besides the flashing numbers on every digital clock (three to be exact), I wasn't really affected much by the sudden blackout. My coffee didn't brew itself this morning like I originally planned, but I did have a reprieve from that utterly annoying knocking sound that has become increasingly worse over time. It was only a theory that my heater was the culprit, but now I'm fairly certain that it is because all of that stopped once the power went out. It was the best night of sleep I've had sans earplugs in months.

So while I hope there won't be another power outage in the near future, I will be stocking up on some supplies to ensure I'm in a well-lit home if it does. Emergency candles, a flashlight, extra batteries. Never hurts to have an emergency kit around the house!


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