Wake Up Call

As I’ve mentioned before, Brad has been retired for several years. When I say retired, I mean retired, retired. As in he retired from Sherman PD in 2005, but a few years later was back to a 40 hr work week as Director of Texoma Regional Police Academy, and retired from that three years ago.

In the past three years, the number of times we’ve had to get up early could be counted on one hand. This was one of those mornings. At 8 am sharp, the phone rang. OK, so I wasn’t actually still asleep, more like thinking about getting up and turning the heat up, but still. Neither of us had any warning and Brad was sound asleep. He came staggering out of his room to announce that the GCEC crew was here. To replace the power poles. And in roughly thirty minutes from NOW we will be without power. For about four hours. Sigh.

It needs to be done. No doubt about that. But, seriously guys? A head’s up the evening before woulda been nice…

Brad’s pouring coffee. We need to eat. I’m mulling whether to get a hot shower. Probably not. I’m already dressed anyway. I guess I’ll play a couple of games on Pogo.com before the power is shut off, then I’ll most likely read for awhile.

It’s a gorgeous day, clear and cool and not a cloud in the sky. Might as well put a good face on the situation and just be thankful that the work is getting done, since it should have been done years ago…

Edited to add:

The crew were finished at 11:26, much faster than they originally thought. Great guys, working well together and made short work of the whole thing.

So, what started out as an inconvenience turned into a good experience. Now that the power is back on and our modem is back up I can get online. In an unrelated event…even though we have internet we have no cable TV service at the moment and county wide 911 service is down as well. Seems to be centered in Sherman, south of us. Maybe a fiber optic cable was cut. No problemo! I can watch streaming video and I’ve already watched Bongino’s podcast for today.

Brad is off to have lunch with his buddy from Texas Parks & Wildlife and I need to decide what to do for lunch for myself. He’ll pick up our grocery order on the way home. Life is good. Have a blessed afternoon, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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