"The Muffled Cries For Help From a Daddy of Four Beautiful Little Girls"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How Many Days Can Tilapia Sit At Room Temperature?

At the end of day three with no electricity, the cares of the day faded. Thoughts of the piles of unlaundered clothes, unvacuumed floors, unwashed dishes and unpumped septic tanks slipped into oblivion as we climbed up in bed.

With no lights, romantic candles were everywhere, flooding the room with their soft glow. Oo la la. Nudge nudge.

Then BAM! The electricity popped on and lights came on in the house, the ceiling fan started spinning, box fans starting whirring, and there was rejoicing and exceedingly great gladness throughout the kingdom.

Ahhhh. It was so nice to fall asleep while watching TV and internetting at the same time.

On the to-do list for today? Shop for mayo, buy flashlights (I know, too late) and download "Electric Avenue" on iTunes:

We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue,
And then we'll take it higher


AmyG said...

Yay! Glad you got your electric back on!

Emily said...


rthling said...

Nine months after the ice storm of '93 the maternity wards of all local hospitals were overloaded. Seems there's not much else to do in the throes of winter when the power is out for days on end.
Can you say, "body heat?"

Emily said...

nudge, nudge? Do I have to use my filter for your blog?

Tammy said...

Glad to hear you guys are back amongst civilization!

Emily's comment is just too funny!

javamamma said...

Glad the tv is back in working order. And no more of those silly romantic candles. sheesh. how did you guys ever endure. ;)

Christy said...

Throw out the tilapia.

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

It was kind of wrong of you to put that song into our heads, but I guess that's residual bitterness over our having electricity, so it's all good. ;)

Seriously, glad you guys are all restored!

Big Doofus said...

I already have a copy of Electric Avenue.

So, hey...just curious...you don't stop by the blog any longer. What gives? It's not like you have to read and comment. I'm just hoping I didn't offend you or anything. Please believe me that when I asked the electric company to shut off your power for three days it was just supposed to be a joke.