Dark Houses are Dark

The power went out a couple of hours ago. I woke up, probably because without the AC the house got warm, and never went back to sleep. The electricity came on a few minutes ago, so here I am.

When I woke up, I went to the kitchen for a glass of milk. I keep a Mag-Lite beside the bed, but it didn’t cross my mind that I’d need it. I get up in the middle of the night all the time without turning on any lights.

I was surprised how hard it was to find the bedroom door. Turns out that’s only easy when the room is lit by the dim glow of two clock radios. The living room  was likewise dark without the LEDs and LCDs on the AV equipment.

I don’t have any great revelation to impart here, except that electricity sure is easy to take for granted.

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One Response to Dark Houses are Dark

  1. Brick says:

    We didn’t lose power, but I went to pull out our LED lantern in case we did… only to find that the 4 year-old had been playing with it and it had been on all day. Time for some new batteries. Yet another reminder that 2 is 1 and 1 is none.

    Have a good week-end!