Wow! I have certainly had quite a morning.
I was in the shower when the the bathroom lights got very dim. That should have been a sign. But no, I forged ahead and put shampoo in my hair. Of course, that was when the well pump quit pumping water.
Instantly I became frantic. So, I’m running around the house with nothing but a towel around me and suds in my dripping hair. No water anywhere. Finally, I knew I had no choice but to use bottled water to rinse my hair. Do you have any idea how cold bottled water is that is stored in a 35 degree garage?????? Well, it certainly woke me up. I am pretty sure I didn’t get all the shampoo rinsed out….plus no conditioner. It was not pretty trying to comb out my tresses.
Okay, so the lights are still dim and my hair is wet. But I could at least get dressed and put on my face….and brush my teeth with more bottled water.
So, I decided to try and use my hair dryer. I mean, the lights kinda worked so why not. Well, the hir dryer kinda worked too. It never got hot and even on high it was about half power of the low setting. I at least got it mostly dry. But of course that is still a long way from styled. So, I gathered up my styling appliances and headed off to my office.
I might mention that I had a campaign meeting first thing today. In 14 years of doing this job, I have never canceled a meeting. I have gone sicker than sick, but never had to cancel. This morning I was very tempted. But I made it. I do feel very un-put-together though.
We still have enough power to kinda have lights (very dim lights). Not enough to run the well pump. Not enough to run the fan on the furnace. And it is 10 degrees! The gas fireplace uses way too much propane, but it will at least keep the pipes from freezing.
So, today, I’m so thankful for something I didn’t have – electricity. We take it for granted that when we flip a switch the lights will come on – when we turn on the faucet, water will magically start running out of the pipes – and that the furnace will work.
Just got an update. The electric company is there now. It seems it is their problem and they have a crew there and they are hoping to avoid trenching up the yard. All I know is I need electricity.