Wednesday, May 23, 2007

# electricity # family life

I admit, I LOVE Electricity!!!

What can I say??? I'm glad I didn't live back in the day when there was no electricity, I honestly don't know if I would survive it without crying myself to sleep every night LOL

Yesterday afternoon I was all happily sitting on my computer and getting ready to go visit some blogs when all of a sudden.......BAM. EVERYTHING went off. Now I don't know how the rest of the ladies are out there but I'm the one that walks slowly up to the Electricity Box, open it up and just stare at all the pretty buttons.

I get this rebellious feeling because I want to just get in there and start snapping all the buttons to the side, don't matter if it's the right one or not, I just like hearing the SNAP as they's a question though, who the heck invented these things, I need BOTH hands and all the energy and force I can muster to move the dang button. After trying for a couple times I realized it wasn't just my house, it was the whole neighborhood plus the neighborhood behind us.

You don't even understand the panic that sets tv, no lights, no phone (I don't have a cellphone), no stove, no computer. Are you kidding me??? Is this let's see how much stress we can give Sandra day??? I sat there and whined about not having any of it and then I thought, how ridiculous, is it really going to kill me to have no electricity for a few minutes?

Well the problem is that the minutes turned into hours and we didn't get everything back up until 6pm. I was literally sweating bullets (not really but you know it sounds dramatic LOL), all these thoughts start going through my head, what if I miss the final Dancing with the Stars or American Idol, oh wait I can't cook dinner either and it's not fun using the bathroom in the dark. Go ahead and laugh I know you want to, I'm pathetic I admit LOL

Anyway, what matters is that it came back on and now I'm happy and I thank God for living in this day and age.

The moving is going slow, I'm sick of packing already and I am not even near halfway done, aren't there little magical packing elves that we can call upon to get things done while we sleep??? If there are I would like to be pointed in their direction!

Jasmine is at the stage of the school year where she fights every morning to get up.....she's DONE, I swear she does great until the last 3 days and then turns into a snotty princess. I'm just happy because it means that next week we don't have to get up early anymore, we can stay up late, sleep in and not worry about schedules and running around for the next 3 months....well as much as we can deviate from it while moving across states LOL

I have so much to do and no motivation for it at all, I think I'm still reeling over being told we can't have a trampoline. I'm the kind of person who likes explanations, don't just tell me they're banned at the base, tell me WHY and WHO so that I don't have to play the mean mommy who just told them their precious trampoline will be packed and boxed up until we get our own house, whenever that may be.

BTW I don't know what is going on with blogger (must be pmsing again), I can NOT for the life of me get on any of your blogs. It just gives me a 502 Server Error, I don't know what it is or why it's happening but it's been for the past two days and it's starting to work on my last nerve. If anyone else is going through this let me know so that I don't feel like the computer illiterate fool probably doing something really dumb and thereby messing with the Blog World.

Anyway, it's lunch time and I need to feed the little one...then I have so more laundry to get through and yet more packing. It's a busy chaotic life right now but we manage to smile through it all and you have no idea how tightly I've been clutching the Lord's hand, if it weren't for Him I would be a total mess right now.

Have yourselves a great wednesday afternoon, I'm off to indulge in some wonderful Portuguese Soup with Homemade Bread (sorry I would link it to my food blog but Blogger is MIA right now).

God Bless,


  1. Anonymous2:04 PM

    Don't worry, you're not the only one. I would be the same way about the electricity. The old days are romantic and fun to read about but... no thanks. I need all my modern conveniences!! :-)

  2. Hi there!
    Just LOVE your blog... I've been 'lurking' for the past couple of weeks...
    I'm new to world of Blogger.. I used to have a Space's blog.. but thats quite goof proof, not a lot of room to be creative...
    However I have MUCH, MUCH to learn about html, templates, etc, etc... LOL!!
    In any case, just wanted to let you know that I do enjoy my visits to your blog!
    Hugs, Hugs

  3. Things will come together for you and before you know it you'll be all moved and ready to relax. Not long now!!


  4. Glad you are all plugged in again. Life without TV is almost impossible! :o)

  5. Hey Sandra, I tagged you for a meme.
    Hope you have a great day.

  6. well you know how I felt last Friday for that scheduled 8-hr power outage! LOL

  7. The last time our power was off for an extended period of time was when the last big tornado went through here. Missed our house, thank God. It was weird, lighting candles and not being able to see on tv who had been leveled by the tornado. I think it wasn't until morning before we had power again. Even our water is run on electricity because we have a well, and a pump etc. Matt insists on having a regular phone that isn't cordless for such an event and we all have cell phones (even the kids ugh)...
    Glad yours came on in time for your evening.


  8. hi Sandra!
    We are currently stationed in Arizona also (my husband is in the Army). If you need any info or anything else about Arizona, please feel free to email me at
    We've been here a year already!


  9. I wonder if your electricity went off about the time my husband turned the breaker off to install my dishwasher? Oh, probably not. Sorry you got plunged into the dark like that. I wouldn't do well in the ages of no electricity either.

  10. Anonymous3:37 AM

    Lol I remember one night sitting at my computer alone, the kids were in bed and BAM the electric went off. It was so dark I couldn't see a thing and ended up in the living room thinking that it was the kitchen. I was quite scared really!

    Sorry to tell you chuck I'm having no trouble with blogger at all!

    Love n' hugs.

  11. I always hated the power going out when we lived on base too - for a different reason though! Daniel was in CE as an electrician, so when the power went out I never knew when he was going to come home. Ugg! Glad it wasn't too, too bad!


  12. Ah yes, I definitely feel your pain. When we lived in the country, we were without power quite a bit. Not much natural light in our house either, so we lived with candles and oil lamps and flashlights in every room so that no matter what room we were in we could get around the house to provide light for the rest of the house :) We used to make the best of it though, and would go out to eat, then come home and play games by lamplight and tell stories. We'd pretend we were on a camping trip and do what we would have done while camping.


  13. Hey Sandra! Being without electricity must have been hard! Hope you are having a great day! Have fun with all the packing!!!


  14. Keep clutching the Lord's hand because he is faithful and he'll never leave you! It'll be all over soon :)


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