2004-07-17 20:27:30 (UTC)


The electricity went out throughout the town last night
about eleven. We'd been asleep but both woke up at exactly
the time it went off. We shut off our computers and found
flashlights and decided we were hungry so I made us each a
small banana split and we sat out on the deck and ate them
under the stars.

Without street lamps and porch lights it was very, very dark
and we could see the Milky Way. The dog that had been
yapping earlier stopped and it was very quiet except for an
occasional car going through town on the highway. How odd
it must have been to the drivers to go through a town that
was completely dark! The electric came on again about an
hour and a-half later and then we went back in the house to