Monday, November 27, 2006

A dangerous balloon

About 11:30 pm Thanksgiving night I was sitting on the couch typing my Nano novel and John was working on something on HIS laptop.

Then the power went off.

My poor mother-in-law was stuck in a very dark dining room. John and I still had the lights of our laptops to see by (let's hear it for batteries). James grabbed a flashlight and rescued his grandma.

Turns out a wayward balloon hit a power line and you know the rest of the story.

Power came back around 3 AM.

So is this the start of the holiday season?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The last power outage we had was on election night. Although it turned out that it was a blown transformer, I wondered if it was someone who was mad because his/her candidate was losing!