Saturday, September 6, 2008

Yes, I'm Spoiled

Around 4am today, we lost power due to Tropical Storm Hanna. At first, it didn't seem like a huge deal...after all, it was nighttime and was supposed to be dark!! But then Edwin woke up at 5:45am absolutely terrified. Usually, if he wakes up in the middle of the night (or super early morning), he can get himself back to sleep. But I think the lack of a nightlight totally freaked him out. He was crying so hard he was shaking by the time I got to him!! It was quite a production to get him back to sleep...I even had to enlist the help of my very sleepy husband. When Edwin woke up again at 8:30am, our day officially began. However, we still didn't have any power. And since we live in the boonies and have well-water, that meant no running water in the house...and consequently, no toilet flushes!! As the morning progressed, the house gradually started heating up. Yuck.

And now we get to the title of the post. I know I'm spoiled. I know that I would NOT do well in a time/place with no modern utilities. I LIKE air conditioning. I LIKE ceiling fans. I LIKE being able to flush the toilet!! I LIKE having a refrigerator that actually works. Then I started to feel guilty thinking about all of those people in the world that don't have things I would consider basic. I know I'm blessed and I am so grateful for these conveniences. I absolutely don't deserve them, but boy do I enjoy them!!!

Ed had to work at noon today, so Edwin & I decided to escape the stuffy house and drive up to Wilmington with him. We spent the day hanging out at Mom & Dad's was such a relief! (I told you I'm spoiled!). Here's the best part of the day though. Glenn & Jeanie are here!!!! Yup, Ed's parents came down from Ohio today. Even a tropical storm wasn't enough to keep them from their adorable grandson that they haven't seen since LAST OCTOBER! They're staying in a condo on Carolina Beach and we hung out there this evening. It was so much fun to watch them with Edwin. They were surprised at how much energy he has! The entire drive home tonight, I kept wondering if the power would be back on. I ran through different scenarios in my head of what we'd do if it was still out. Thank GOD it was on!!!!!!!!!!! So here we are, back in our nice cool house, Edwin is asleep (with the nightlight on), Ed is watching tv, and I'm on the computer. I am so spoiled.

1 comment:

Gigi said...

Glad to hear that your power came back quickly!