Hello! Long time, no see!
So, for the first time in the short history of this blog, I missed posting on Friday AND Saturday. But it wasn't entirely my fault. Let me explain.
No. There is too much. Let me sum up:*
- I didn't write Friday because I couldn't think what to write about.
- On Saturday Dad and I drove to my new apartment, got my keys and unloaded everything. We ran a couple errands and got my internet set up, then Dad went home. I was in the middle of setting up my wireless router when the power went out.
Yep! The power went out my first day in my new apartment. We had a storm blowing through, but storms in the NW can be a little deceptive; there wasn't a whole lot of rain, so I thought, it's no big deal. Then I drove over to Aunt M and Uncle B's to borrow a sleeping pad, card table and folding chairs, and found out that the wind was a bit stronger than I thought - the streets were strewn with debris, some of the traffic lights were out, several massive trees had crashed to the ground... It was a mess.
I made it to my aunt and uncle's safely, got the stuff, had a piece of pear pie, chatted for a while, then decided to make for home in case it got dark early, like it did a few days before.
Back at home, I went into night preparation mode. First order of business: find my flashlight. Second order of business: make sure the milk is put in the freezer before the fridge loses too much of its chill. Third order of business: get my bed and sleeping bag set up. Fourth order of business: unpack and organize clothes so that pajamas and warm clothes are near at hand in case it gets cold.
Having completed my unpacking triage, I spent the rest of the evening putting unpacked boxes in the closet and reading.** It didn't get dark early after all, so I was able to read quite a while before having to use my flashlight. The power came back on a short while later.
And there you have it! A lovely adventure for my first day in my new apartment. :)
*That move is just so quotable. (The book is a lot of fun, too.)
**The Royal Ranger, last of the Ranger's Apprentice series by John A. Flanagan.