Monday, July 16, 2012


The Evil Twin had last week off work. We're still trying to recover from the power outage. We were able to do a bit of work - calling the insurance to make a claim, The Evil Twin and Sissy spent a long time in the yard picking up debris. You know, that sort of thing.

We also got some relaxing in, so that was nice.

I'm glad to be back in my regular routine, though.

That means laundry, y'all. Lots of it. Hot laundry on hot days is really not much fun.

During our nearly weeklong plunge into darkness, we contemplated washing undies in the utility sink and then in a true white trash fashion, hanging them out back on a line. Thank goodness I had some items in the dryer (already dried, but not removed) that I'd been working on before the no power debacle and I was able to find enough clean items to cover us for a few days (while we desperately said prayers for electricity).

We did not have to resort to the back yard line with undies hanging on it. Whew! I think I would have just driven to the nearest open store and bought new packs of undies for the crew. Although the Evil Twin doesn't like to wear things until they've been washed, I suppose he would have sucked it up and worn brand new ones.

Ah well, back to my boring regular life...not having to think about ways to provide food that didn't involve electricity. We actually bought sterno and would have been out on the patio like a bunch of hobos if necessary. Luckily we only had to endure "Little House on the Prairie" inconveniences and not those that would have made us look like hobos.

Happy Monday, hooligans!!



  1. Sterno??? All you really need are packs of hot dogs, sticks and a campfire and all is good. :-)

  2. Just popping in to say I hope you and yours are having a good summer! My kids are back in WV for the rest of this week then I'm looking forward to having everyone home and sleeping under one roof.

    I'm already ready for Fall. Moving and over 100 degree heat just killed summer for me.

  3. Wow...all I can think about is the time where we'd gone without electricity for a damn week, and the crazy was starting to set in. My father and I could at least go to work, but my poor mother refused to leave (damn, were we that po'? Naaah!) and suffered until we got our power back.

    Nothing like the taste of lukewarm Diet Coke and turkey pastrami sandwiches to make you grateful!

    (And yes, we washed "warshed" on our hands and hung stuff up on the lines in the basement.)