Friday, August 10, 2007

Air Conditioning

Today's thoughts will be short and sweet. Last night I had no time to write. Shortly after I returned home after a long day at work, my power went out. I guess the 102 degree temperature was just too much for my neighborhood electrical grid. It wasn't just the incredibly bad timing of losing my air conditioning, it was the inconvenience of losing all of my electrical power. As a result of all of this, my wife and I spent all evening until around 11:00 PM at my son's home. Just before arriving home earlier in the evening, we had dropped Chloe off at his workplace. She never expected to see me again so soon! Most of the evening Chloe and I watched a movie, read some books, and then I had to sit in her room while she showed me all her toys. The whole time I am doing this my son and my wife are sitting in the kitchen drinking wine. When I finally got back home the utility guys had fixed the power transformer at the end of my street and everyone's electricity was up and running. Fortunately the house was still relatively cool and soon I was in bed and sound asleep. The temporary lack of power and air conditioning gave me....once again...a renewed appreciation for these things.

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