An unexpected power outage late afternoon meant dinner out at Panera. I got off work, stopped at a store to recycle pop cans and shop. Thought of stopping one more store. Decided against it. I was thinking of getting milk and ice cream. Glad I didn't. Why? Traffic lights close to home were out. I pulled up to our driveway but garage door wouldn't open! No power at home. No air conditioning. I found a few things to do then Phil came home. I'd called Panera to see if they were open. Yes. They had electricity and I was the 3rd person to call about the same thing. Megan met up with us there after she got off work from the library. I took my cell phone charger with me to power up in case I needed to use it. Reported time for power to be back was 9 p.m. Sometimes it can be longer.
Apparently a tree was down somewhere and an equipment failure that caused the outage. Before we left for home, I checked the PGE website. Put in zipcode. No outages listed! Hurrah! The power's back on! Temp in house was 73 degrees which isn't too bad. I'm not sure how long it was off. Maybe a couple hours before I got home. We went on a walk then dishes and laundry. Life back to as much as normal as it can be.
Megan and I enjoyed a free concert in the library park last evening. Hit Machine band was really good. Megan heard them last year. So she stayed after work and saved me a place to sit my lawn chair. She bought me two tacos and I bought us ice cream. We had a good time together and saw a few people we knew.
We're still waiting for washing machine parts to arrive. It still works but needs fixed. Parts werr $200 on Amazon. Hopefully it'll be here this week. Phil can fix it. Thank goodness for a husband who knows how to fix things!! And correctly!! Thankful for internet and YouTube ! Gotta love technology at times. We have come a long way from my growing up years in the. last century!! Tee!Hee!!
I will be getting a couple more coworkers soon. AM is doing great and he's helped out the register a few times. He's a hard worker with a good sense of humour. So I'm sure I'll be training another cashier too as boss is planning to hire another lady to work 3 of the days I'm working. All that for me and then Megan's work has been all around crazy. So crazy it's way too hard to explain. So just prayers for peace in all the "mess" . Yes she's still working. She's waiting for something much better to come along. I feel her pain.
|Cheetahs at the Zoo.|
On a happy note, we had a fun Sat at the Oregon Zoo. Phil's work picnic and tickets for all day at zoo. Dinner late afternoon. We saw our grandchildren too. Megan went with us. Hot day out. I was exhausted by the time we left. Good thing Phil drove home. A/C in car felt sooo good!! It's headed to hotter temps next couple days. As in near 100 degrees. Picnic on Sunday but under trees. Memorial Sat for my co-worker's mom. I'm trying to figure out what to make for their potluck.
It's time to make some tea and sweep the floor and get laundry into dryer. Another day is nearly gone. With a full moon to boot in the cloudless starry night sky. Hugs and blessings wherever you are!!