Wednesday, June 2, 2010

OMG!! What a night!!

Sea Breeze


Doesn't this photo just make you want to be there?

Hey Ya'll,

Well tonight, I finally managed to feel like myself again after a longgggg nightttttt last night!!  Yesterday started out just like any other day, except that it was a Holiday.  We didn't do anything out of the ordinary.  In fact, other than to go out for a cheap lunch at our local Del Taco (no, I didn't get stuck this time!!), we didn't do anything.  I was researching on the Internet pretty much all day until about 9:40 pm!!

All of a sudden, the power went off!!  We thought, WTH?  This is something that usually only happens in the heat of Summer when so much power is being drawn for Air Conditioners, or Winter when weather may cause an outage.  But here it was, a beautiful day/night with no major power draw and we lose power.

So we figure, oh well, it happens.  These power outages are usually resolved within a couple of hours or less.  At 11:30, I realize that it might be an issue.  After all, I stay up most of the night and there isn't too much that I can do without power!!  So I called PG&E, our local Electric Company and find out that they were projecting the power to be back up by Midnight, yea!!!

Midnight comes and no power.  So I called PG&E again and they had changed their projection to 2 am!!  But I figure, ok, I still have some things that I can do using our lantern and candles for light.  So I get to work by lantern light, packing all our DVD'S from our Entertainment Center, as we are giving it to our Daughter Kat on Thursday.  So I packed all of them up last night.

Once I finished packing the DVD's, it was 2 am.  So again, I called PG&E.  This time they took off the projection of when the work would be finished!!!  By this time, we had been out of power for 4 hrs 20 mins!!  So I thought Ok, occasionally we have been without power for up to 6 or 7 hrs, so no big deal.  So I went back into my Office and began (again by lantern light), reading my Motorcycle Handbook for my upcoming DMV Test.

I called several times during my reading, hoping they would give some more information, and they still kept the report as, "they are aware of the outage, they have people working on it...blah, blah, blah".  Then, I finally got a new update saying they expected service back by 3 am!!  Yea!!  Then 3 am comes and they are back to...no longer projecting a time for completion!  So I finish reading the Handbook and call again!!  Again, still nothing to report and it has now been almost 6 hrs.

I normally eat my 3rd meal of the day (Oatmeal), somewhere between Midnight and 3 am, and I am now realllly hungry!  But I am also getting tired and realize that I need to get to bed, as we had made a lunch date with our friends Don and Debbie from out of town for today.  I hate to go to bed starving, it makes it hard for me to go to sleep, and since we had no power to make anything hot, I decided to make myself a quick PB&J Sandwich.

Unfortunately, I was so hungry, and thinking about getting to bed as quickly as possible, that I forgot about being careful with the bread, and practically inhaled the sandwich!!  Of course, I became instantly stuck!!!  So now, instead of getting to go to bed, I am now up PB'g....again!!!  This one lasted until abut 6:15 am!!!  So it lasted about 2.5 hours!!!  And of course, it was now 6:15 and STILL NO POWER!!!

I figured that they couldn't take much longer, but...when I woke up at 9:45 this morning to get ready for our lunch date, it still wasn't on!!  WTH????  When I left for lunch at 11:10.....you guessed it!  It still wasn't on!!  And now it has been 13.5 hours and still no power!  Finally, somewhere between Noon and 1:30 (while we were gone), the power was restored!!

FINALLY!!!  However, when I got home, at least half of the lights was on.  The worst part was, we forgot to turn off the Whole House Fan last night, when the power outage happened!!!  EEKS!  I'm sure you know that you must at least have a window or two cracked when the WHF is on!!  So I had to RUN, DON'T WALK to the control and shut it down!!!  BUT!  We have power now!!  LOL

We did have a really nice lunch with our friends, but because of my being so stuck early this morning, I was afraid to eat too much.  In fact, I only had a few bites of my Enchiladas and Beans, and decided to stop.  I am sooo glad that I did!  I was a little uncomfortable for an hour or so after, because of the tightness from the PB episode earlier, but I didn't go into a full blown PB!

I dipped into the 180's this morning, but I am not going to post it permanently in my ticker tapes for a day for so to make sure I stay in the 180's.  But, unless it is a fluke, I am here!!!  I will post it permanently later in the week if my weight doesn't fly back up into the 190's!!

Well, it is now 4:15 and I need to go to bed!!  Till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

4 comments:

Girl Bandit said...

Oh my what a pain...so sorry you are still having PB episodes,,,,

Band Groupie said...

Hey Debi! Sounds like a miserable night...you poor thing!

I think it was you that wanted to read the 'Half-Assed' book? If so, send me your address and I'll forward it on to you (email on my blog). -BG

amandakiska said...

What a yucky night!

Debi said...

GB, thanks! Yes, I do believe that I have restriction now!! LOL I am hoping that it lasts long enough to actually lose some weight before it ends.

Amanda, thanks, yes it pretty much sucked! Glad it is over!

BG, thanks! I can't remember if I am the one that requested it, but I am definitely interested in it and would love it!