Monday, July 4, 2011

Ahhhh.....

my day off and I could sleep in a bit. I looked over at the alarm clock on the nightstand and it said 8:45, which meant it was actually 8:15 because I have my clock set 30 minutes fast so I won't be late. (don't think about that statement too much, ok?) I stretched and decided that I would sleep in a bit longer.....after all, it was my day off and I had no plans.

I turned over and snuggled against the pillows and started to drift off again. At this point I heard a firecracker so loud and powerful that it actually shook the house. I mumbled to myself, shaking my head. Some people have no sense, I thought. Here it is, not even 9 in the morning and they are already shooting off fireworks. I hoped that it was going to be the only one for a while and then I drifted off to sleep. I awoke about 45 minutes later. I'm not quite sure of the time because when I looked at my clock, the face was dark. I knew in an instant what had happened. I put things together immediately..........I'm quick like that. The loud noise I'd heard a while before.....it was no firecracker, it was the transformer again and guess what? I had no power! And.....there was for sure a fried squirrel laying on the ground at the back of my or the neighbor's yard.

This is a never-ending war between us, the power lines and the squirrels in our neighborhood. The squirrels are always the loser,but we end up suffering because it knocks out our power. Sometimes the power company is not busy and they can get us up and running again within a couple hours......sometimes, its 5 hours. This time it was 2 hours.

You know when you are without power......it seems like everything you want to do involves electricity. I ended up reading a book without my morning coffee.

You can understand why none of us around here are fond of squirrels.....even if they do have those huge brown eyes and that cute fluffy tail.

12 comments:

Coffeypot said...

Total Electric, huh? Then I would keep a camping stove near by 'cause I hav'ta have my coffee in the morning. If not, there would be many varmints dead in the yard.

JY said...

ouch... but you'd think they'd be smarter...

Jamie said...

Like coffey above, the most important statement was that you did not have morning coffee...I think I would come up with a way to veto that problem. :)

I cannot believe your squirrel problems...if it didn't result in such issues like you with no power and a poor, fried squirrel in your back yard, it would almost be comical.

Hugs, friend. :)

lgsquirrel said...

Hey! We're just trying to reduce climate change by reducing energy usage!

Sarah said...

I used to work for the power company and I've heard that story before, very annoying!!! We were having power surges one night and the hubs went out on the back porch to see a transformer sparking...needless to say we called them and they fixed it. I don't know how long it took because we went to bed but it was craziness.

Beau's Mom said...

I was shocked when we moved away from Indiana and all it's power outages from transformers being blown or hit by drunk drivers and lightning.

The poles down here are underground! But the squirrels still have access to the cars and incoming wires to the house.

FYI: Joe is on the phone with a sheriff's detective and we're looking for help in the form of a blue uniform.

Happyone : ) said...

I'm not a fan of squirrels either!!
I'm just not good at sleeping in. I can't make it past 7:00 and then I just have to get up. : )

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I already resent the squirrels for stealing food from our bird feeders, and having them interrupt the power supply would certainly tick me off. Even worse if it woke me!

Maria said...

I've never thought squirrels were cute. Wait until you try to get rid of squirrels in your attic, you will NEVER think of them of as anything but vermin again. Promise.

Moohaa said...

My first thought was "poor squirrel!". But jeez, it's inhumane to make you read without coffee. ;)

My hubby does the same thing with setting his clock forward. He's so used to it now, it does him no good. It just messes with MY head!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I wouldn't be fond of squirrels either with as many times as they have 'fried' themselves...and your electricity too. You're right....when you don't have electricity, it's amazing how much you seem to need it for absolutely EVERYTHING. Hugs, Joy

Beau's Mom said...

The new "me"-------->