Power was restored last night. We only had two days and two nights without, which really wasn't so awful. We had a plan in place for the week of how we would handle the heat, meals, laundry, etc. but now we don't need it. The challenge was a diversion from the everyday routine and we were ready to meet it head-on. (Besides, what else can one do?) Our saving grace was the fact that we have a generator. This is an absolute necessity if you live anywhere that power goes out as it does here. It's a small generator and only can serve the essentials, but in a crisis, it all boils down to the essentials anyway.
1. Watered the garden with ice cold water flowing from the hose. It's easy to become a child again when you're hot and miserable and you're holding a hose with icy well water. : )
2. We carried a portion of dinner ingredients to Daughter #2's apartment. She completed the meal with items from her place and we ate the shared meal in wonderful air conditioning.
3. That moment of hesitation when I realized the power was on, but I wasn't sure I wanted it back just yet. I mostly wanted to leave the windows open to the night again.