I have it. Finally. After being without it for 48 hours.
We had a wicked storm blow through, and much of the county was without power over the weekend. It actually wasn't too terrible. I spent Friday night in front of the gas oven, surrounded by candles reading "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." I slept just fine, but it was 45 degrees in the house when I woke up on Saturday. Turned the oven on again for a few hours, and then went to Susan's house for the afternoon. We talked and cooked dinner and watched movies. Spent the night at her place and when I came back again on Sunday, still no power and 44 degrees in the house.
I turned the oven on again for a few hours and made plans to go see The Man. He was without power on Friday, but managed to get it back on Saturday. I didn't know what I would do ... when I left the back bedroom was 39 degrees and I could see my breath. I just hoped it would come back on, and if it didn't, then I was going to borrow The Man's kerosene heater. Really didn't want to have to deal with burst pipes.
As luck would have it, I got power in the late afternoon, and I was able to return to a fully warmed house and enjoy a long hot shower this morning. All in all, it could have been much worse.
Just finished a quick GChat with Maria. She's not blogging anymore (at least, not where she used to be) and I hadn't heard from her in quite a while. Nice to know that she's doing well. I have been somewhat lax in keeping up with my blog and my blog friends, for two reasons.
First, my laptop is still on the fritz. It works, if I have it hooked up to an external monitor. But the set-up is in that back bedroom (the one that got down to 39 degrees over the weekend) and it's just not fun to sit there and use the computer. I need to correct my computer situation. And I will. Eventually.
The second reason I'm not blogging as much? I sit in front of the computer all day long. Typing. Editing. Switching back and forth between applications. Sitting in front of the computer screen is the last thing I want to do when I get home at night.
So, my job has taken the fun out of blogging. Time to find a new job.