Good times, people, good times.
So, on Tuesday night we had some awesome storms come through. The girls and I sat by the screen door to the back deck, and we watched the tress dance and the raindrops tickled us and the cold wind had us share a blanket. We had a fun time! Then some major thunder and lightening started and we talked about how the cold air and the hot air were argueing about who should be able to come to our house. Then bed time.
Right after I put both girls down, I came downstairs and saw this huge white flash and a loud boom. The power pole about 50 feet from our house got hit and had some branches on it that had small flames and were sparking and smoking and you could smell the burning. We called BGE, they told us to call the fire department. About 15 minutes later the fire truck goes past our house, stops, turns around and goes past again and stops. At this point I turn to hubby and say, "If a fire truck can't get up our driveway we are putting our house on the market tomorrow".
Turns out we think they thought the fire was on a stree pole. We called them back and at this point it was raining and the rain was putting the sparks, small flames out. The fire department tells us to call BGE back and say there is no flames, just trees on the line and that way BGE will come handle it.
Well, BGE did come and remove some of the branches, but couldn't reach them all... so we have flickering power.
But we have on internet. So we called Comcast. Apparently there is a known internet outage in our area. Hubby asked how large the outage was... 5 people. Dude, we live in the boonies so we can expect this NOT to get fixed anytime soon... blah.
And this is how smart I am... I put together a lovely crock pot meal this morning, after sleeping in because the alarm didn't go off (did I mention flickering power?). Chicken, lots of summer veggies, balsmic vinegar... and then Hubby is like "don't get too excited for that meal"... cause freaking DUH, we have flickering power. So basically at my house I am making salmanella soup. Yay me.
**Updated to respond to Jess** Um, I walk 7 blocks from my parking garage to my building right now... temporary until October. So I am not lugging the crock pot :) Bad enough lugging my laptop bag.