Last night Mr. Aitch and I had a lovely candlelight dinner complete with wine.
We got about 12 inches of snow yesterday. I left work early and managed to make the 18 mile trek in Mr. Aitch’s 4-wheel drive truck in about an hour. The trip usually takes about 20-25 minutes. Cars and trucks were scattered all over the roads. The I-68 was shut down.
I was just getting ready to turn off the stove and put dinner on the table when we saw a flash of light coming from outside and the lights flickered. As we looked out the window, we saw a bluish-green light in the valley. Then an explosion. The transformer blew and the power went out.
It wasn’t total darkness as there was still enough daylight left to get out the flashlights and find some unscented candles for the table. I turned off the burners on the stove. Mr. Aitch poured the wine and we sat down to enjoy a candlelight dinner.
I needed to cast on (again) for my special knitting project but there was not enough light for me to see what I was doing. I can knit in the dark but I really do need to see the stitches when I cast on and knit in the round at least for the first couple of rounds.
So we worked on a crossword puzzle.
The power was restored about two hours later but we still don’t have phone, cable or internet service.