So, you live in Saskatchewan or parts of Alberta or Manitoba or the northern States, and woke up this morning with your alarm clock flashing?
And you urgently lept from your bed to find your watch and discovered that you were late for work?
Then, half dressed you grabbed a slice of bread as you ran out the door to your car and set the land speed record getting to work?
Well then, you are not alone.
Although I am not in your company.
In rare form my bladder woke me up at 5 am this morning, and as I was stirring I realized the digital readout on the clock was gone.
As focus returned to my consciousness I realized that the street light wasn't shinning in my window and the light down the hall from the kitchen was off too.
Everything, and I mean everything was dark.
My first fuzzy thought was that something was covering my eyes and I remember rubbing them trying to see better. No better.
Then I thought maybe a stroke or illness affected my eyes. But the rest of me felt ok, except for my bladder which by now was complaining significantly.
I got out of bed and stumbled to the window and pulled back the curtain and what a weird sight. Everything was black. Up and down the street, blackness.
It was very cool. I wanted to go outside, but I had business to attend to.
I found the cell phone and set the alarm on that and went back to bed.
When the phone alarm sounded at 7:30 this morning, Lauralea rolled over and groaned that I should have left it off because then we could have slept in guilt free.
So, if Lauralea has an appointment with you today and she's late, she has no excuse, she was up in plenty of time!
But boy it was black out there.