Whew...yesterday was a whirlwind - literally and figuratively!
We woke up at 7:45am - had to leave the house by 8:15 or so to get to co-op. Had to pick up Chunky on the way as well. We were inthe car at 8:20, so not to bad off.
We had co-op until 2:00, then I ran thru the bank and sat there FOREVER in the drive thru line, took Chunky home - his dad was supposed to give me a schedule for Feb, but said it was in the printer and the poweer was off. We came home and right as we got in, our power went out - and came back on- and wenot out. We had a Carbon Monoxide detector that is plugged in and it beeps everytime the power goes off or comes on - well it beeped about 8 time yesterday afternoon, then it the power finally went out for good. The wind was blowing soo bad - it was bending our big oak trees. I tried to take some video on my phone - if I can figure out how to get it from there to here, I will share.
Meanwhile - I needed to make chili - thank God for gas stoves (and my hubby that taught me how to light it when there is no power) so I got that started, but I couldn't start the cookies for scouts.
Being without power sparked a great conversation with Ry - he was wondering what would work and what wouldn't - we talked about all the things that plug in - and learned that there is electricity, gas (that sometimes needs power), phones - that can be connected to the power, but we still have a regular wall phone that can be used -even when the power is out .
And then the fire department pager (that was in it's plugged in charger) went off - he said - that is not supposed to work, so we had the discussion about batteries and chargers and all with our phone and pagers and stuff - which he already knew because his bug remote control jeep has to be charged - alot!
Well, the power finally came back on, I got the chili on the table and the cookies in the oven and we made it to scouts on time.
Ry got his acheivements badge tonight - we need to work on somethings so he can get his beads to go on it - he has earned a few - but we weren't sure how many, so we are going to work on some more before we turn in our numbers.
Well, since yesterday was a total bomb as far as time goes - I need to get going and start on today...