Fourth Big Power Outage
I was just sitting here working on some graphics and everything went black. That was about 9 last night. It was difficult getting from here to the kitchen, but I did it, and found the candle stubs (note: buy more candles). I decided to eat dinner, so got a packet of chicken luncheon meat, and spend some time hacking it open with scissors. Then the stuff wouldn't come out except in little wads, and I was frustratedly squashing them onto a blueberry bagel when it occured to me -- Relax. This is your entertainment for the evening! The loose piece of metal roofing that manifested itself a week ago had built up from its former height of stage thunder noise to the unable-to-be-beaten-I-hope sound of a garbage can rolling down a cobblestone street. Ceaselessly. I tried to sleep, but didn't, then leapt up when the power came on at 2:45 to get the time off car and set the clock and alarm for work. Grabbed my pillow and came into the living room to doss down on the couch. Slept about 15 minutes (but not all those minutes were together), then leapt up as the alarm went off at 6:30. Went to work and emailed my landlord in an exhausted snit. He replied, "I will be helping K. finish the roofing job as soon as the wind and rain die down. B. is recovering from the foot injury resulting from his fall. Since I got laid off from my regular job, I suddenly found so much time on my hands. I'm adjuting to this new found freedom." Arriving home today I saw that Other pieces of roofing have partially disengaged from what might be referred to as "the roof" but only in the way someone might refer to the last American presidential "election."
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