Blackout

Yesterday the city was doing work on our block and cut he power for two blocks in my part of town. It was out for about 30 mins before my neighbor called the city and they told us it might not come back on until 6am. So I shrugged and found my headlamp, blazed some candles and made dinner. It was really nice actually because it reminded me of huddling in our house after Hurricane Ike and Rita. How we didn’t have power for a week, but the mall did and how everyone would just go and plug in their cell phones. How my mom cooked ALL the meat in a few days and we had to eat nothing but pork and beef for 3 days, breakfast, lunch and dinner. I remember going to the FEMA trucks to get ice and just hanging out in the heat. Life is so much simpler without power.

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