Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Day Without Power

October 15, 2007 (I wrote in longhand)
No vacuuming

No dishwasher

No computer

No radio

No lights

No cordless phone

I'm thankful its cooler. No need for AC. I'm thankful for birds twittering. And I'm thankful for screens. We sure needed the rain.

A cardinal with sharp peeps.

A titmouse (horrid name).

A chickadee. Traffic and engines with that doplar effect. This would be a fine day for painting on canvas or walls. Today marks an ending of summer at last. No AC humming away here. Autumn approaching Texas from north and from west with delicious coolness. A chill.

A time for re-arranging.

A time to reconsider.

A time to trim up those bangs.

Stamps wait in the basket. Bills that need writing. But, there will be no checkbook reonciling until the power is back on.

Scented candle time !

The tree trunks turn from grey to black after being saturated with a heavy rain. How come I never noticed it before?

The streets dry first. Why are they in such a hurry? The trees continue dripping.

A time to practice cursive. A time to listen. A basketball bouncing next door will probably bounce until it is too dark to see.

When the power comes back on it will be bright as day. The frig will hum and the switches work and the screen on the computer will fuss that I didn't shut it down properly. Fans will whirl and it will be revealed what all got left on.

1 comment:

Bob said...

There is a downside to sleeping with windows open when you have teenage boys shooting hoops just ten feet from the bedroom window, isn't there?

But it's still a cool night with my warm wife.