I remember waking up at one point in the night and putting the kids into their own beds, while Garth and I decided to sleep in the living room considering we didn’t have power and it’s almost always colder upstairs.
“What time is it?” I asked groggily, surprised by how dark the house is without the ambient glow of digital displays. I figured we’d been sleeping for hours.
“11,” he replied flatly, exuding the same sense of disbelief I felt.
We peeked out the windows and added another layer of blankets. At some point in the night, the kids must have come back out because I found one tangled between my arms when I woke this morning!
Since we’d forgotten to pick up the other van from church, it was going to be a family affair to head into school bright (well, not so much) and early.
En route, I called Consumers and learned that restoration would likely be Thursday night at 11pm. Of course. What’s more, Seneca was running a fever and ended up staying home with me. We dropped off the boys and headed back to snuggle more. Double layers of clothes, under blankets – it was grand. We played a few games, drew pictures and rested. Before we knew it – we heard the rumble of the furnace, and slowly everything came back on.
The TV came right back on to a different basketball game, but Seneca thought it was the same one we were watching when the power went out. She was so excited, she recorded this to send to Daddy.
I made coffee and lunch, before putting her down for what would be a six-hour nap!! I guess she really did need the time to rest, recover, and restore her own energy back to healthy levels!