So when I woke up this morning to a power outage...I laughed. Of course...today's going to be a bad day so why not make it worse? It was incredibly dark outside from the storm that had passed through, making it hard to see much of anything in the apartment. I called our power company only to hear a recorded message that over 90,000 customers were without power and those numbers were still climbing..."it could take days before power is restored. We are doing the best we can." Gunnar had gone back down for his morning nap...and since I couldn't see anything I decided he had the right idea.
When Gunnar and I woke up at 10:30am I decided we needed to venture outside. I don't keep really any non-perishable foods in the house, and since I didn't want to risk spoiling our food by opening the fridge, I needed to find some other way to get some food in my stomach. So I got us dressed and G loaded in a carrier and we felt our way to the stairs. There was absolutely no light in the stair well as the emergency lights had long since burned out...so I used my cell phone to guide us down the stairs. On our way down I ran into a couple of guys trying to move a couch up the stairs using only a tiny flash light and a terrified older woman who was trying to make her way up the stairs. Luckily someone had managed to prop open the building's garage door...which meant our car wasn't trapped as I thought it would be...we were free!! So I strapped G in his carseat and decided we'd leave until the power came back on or it was time to go to the Dentist...whichever came first.
Once we pulled out of the parking lot I was able to see what I was wearing. Let's just say that no one should ever have the misfortune of having to choose their outfit in the dark...but oh well. We spent the day at Starbucks, Babies R Us and Target (finding some awesome bargains!) and around 12:30pm I learned that our power had been restored...but by then Gunnar was already taking his midday nap in the carrier so I decided to keep on shopping while he slept.
Gunnar's fabulous aunt Kerry came over to babysit while I went to the dentist...which wasn't as terrible as I expected. The deep cleaning only lasted 20 minutes or so and I hardly felt a thing...Dental technology must have improved in the last 9 years.
My bad day wasn't turning out to be nearly as bad as I expected...in fact...it was about to get better. Shortly after returning home from the dentist I checked my email to find...that I was offered the role in the play I auditioned for on Saturday!!! Ahhh! So exciting!! Chicago Theater here I come! So it turns out...I will get to sit in that rehearsal hall after all...I will get to discuss this play and dig further and explore! I am so thrilled!
|The standard look of disappointment (circa 1985-random I know)|
|Thankful (circa 1983)...so grateful (7-11-11)!!|