Well, I don't know if anyone heard about this, but SoCal, parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico lost power yesterday. It was surprising to say the least. And amazingly enough, most of my info came from friends on Facebook in other parts of the country who were updating to let us SoCal folks know what was going on.
We had a grand time. The portable blue-ray player wasn't charged, which was unfortunate, because entertaining two boys in the dark is hard. But the IPOD had just enough charge for the boys to watch a show while I ate dinner, by candle light. It would have been romantic, except the hubs was still at the office. Our seldom used camping equipment came in handy though! I went digging in the garage storage bins and unearthed our camping lantern. They boys thought it was fantastic. And showering by lantern was a novel experience for them. Ryle kept getting confused when he would walk into a dark room and try to turn on a light though.
The lights came on in our neighborhood right before bedtime. Everything that needed charging was quickly plugged in incase it didn't last. Most places did not get electricity restored until the wee hours of the morning. So we were extremely fortunate.
It is finally a cool day again, so I will venture out to the garden and see what's been going on. Happy gardening!