This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, but I am a terrible awful wuss when it comes to power outages.
A bit after midnight, they flicker a few times, then complete darkness. I have to remind myself to take deep breaths, even though I have flashlights. Even though I am a big girl and should not freak out about a damn power outage, no matter how much the quiet creeps me out. For some reason, I have to know I can turn on the lights. If I don’t have that knowledge, I basically am a few degrees away from a panic attack-I was near tears.
Then, after an hour, it was back on. More ice is supposed to come this way in a few hours, though. I will do my best to get some work done from some place, even if not the standard office.
Now, I should probably try to sleep and stop thinking. But even with the lights shining brightly, I have trouble shutting my brain off. Ice storm or no.