Woke this morning to silence. Total silence. No ticking, no humming, no power. No coffee. No computer. No TV. Not the way I like to start my day, for sure. Could be worse, I decide. I have a gas stove so I put on a small pan of water and search my cabinet for a coffee filter, locate one and pour some grounds in. When the water is just short of boiling, I put the filter on top of my coffee cup and slowly pour the very hot water over the grounds. My pioneer version of the drip coffee maker works, sorta. Not a great cup of coffee, but coffee nonetheless.
Our power company is called Consumer's Energy.
Point is, I was without ENERGY this morning. The electrical kind and consequently, the self-induced kind. I decided to wash windows, since that doesn't require electricity. It does require energy, but I thought I could muster up enough with just one more of those cups of coffee. I made another, drank it up and checked my phone and made a couple of comments and then got busy.
Our sump pump (a pump in the basement used to keep the basement from flooding, for those who don't have these issues) has a battery back-up. If our power is off, the back-up will just take over. It does, however, beep! Annoying! I shut off the alarm and it is supposed to stay off for 24 hours while still pumping out water. Today, it stayed off for about 30 minutes at a time. So, the window washing was interrupted by me running down to push and hold the "silent alarm for 24 hour" button every 30 minutes. That used up a lot of energy. The windows I chose to wash, are not in the basement! Up and down, up and down. JEESH.
The computers started beeping to inform me the power was returning and I quickly finished the window I was working on and ran for the coffee pot! Oh, my beautiful Keurig was glowing blue with delight in just a few seconds. I lost myself in my first REAL cup of coffee and finally came to life along with the electronics in my home.
The windows can be done another day. I'm over that for now. I am going to take my new found energy (Keurig induced) off to the office and get some more work done on the rewrite of my Princess book. I have not been very disciplined about working on it and I feel like this is as good a day as any to sit myself down for a few hours and accomplish a few chapters, at the very least.
I will be refilling my cup before moving away from this laptop and into the seclusion of the office. I'm not secluded from anything while in there, though. The furbabies will follow me in and find their own favorite spot to keep an eye on me. I could have treats hidden in there and they don't want to take a chance on missing out. AND Dad isn't home, so might as well follow the mom.
Ya know, my energy level is in direct proportion to my caffeine intake, do ya think that's a concern?
*shuffling off now to fix my coffee and my book*