I always enjoy reading these posts and seeing how everyone’s days go, but I’ve never done one myself. I had a lot of fun with this but it isn’t the easiest thing to remember to document everything. At least for me it wasn’t. For the sake of convenience, I took pictures with my phone and tried to keep it simple.
7:25am: I head to my closet to get ready. I have my clothes picked out from the night before and do my makeup in there.
1:24pm: I leave for lunch. I usually take a later lunch so this is nothing new. I am lucky enough to live relatively close to my job so I head home on my lunch break to try and conquer the world. I get home and let Coaty out, start dinner for tonight, make myself a salad and sit outside since it’s so nice out. I have a sponsored instagram post that needs to go live so I get that taken care of. It just earned the boys some extra money going into their college funds, so priorities.
2:38pm: I get back into work and find three missed calls and two voice messages. For the remained of the afternoon I have a few people come in and out of my office. I have to draft a disciplinary action for someone not following directives. I get an employee situated with FMLA paperwork since they will be going out on a leave of absence, and other random daily tasks.
4:33pm: a crazy storm rolls in and it looks so bad outside. The wind is blowing like crazy and there is thunder and lighting. The power goes out twice but comes on right after. Of course it happen right in the middle of sending out an email.
5:08pm: I head out of the office a little earlier than I normally would. The rain is crazy and there are trees down, things blown into the road, and that sky is angry. It’s dropped over 20 degrees from lunch time and you would have never known it was the same day.
5:14pm: I get to the kids school and find that they are all in one classroom because the power was going in and out in parts of the building.
5:46pm: it takes me a lot longer to get home than normal because some roads only having one lane open. We pass a huge tree down up the street from us and I know this can’t be anything good. We run into the house and my feeling was right, no power.
6:00pm: luckily I made dinner during my lunch break so we quickly open the fridge and take everything out and use a lighter to heat the burners on our stove. We have our taco night and eat by candlelight.
6:30pm: the boys play games by candlelight, we build blocks with them, and make the best of it. We have portable chargers so Eric and I could still use our phones and have mobile hot spots. We called my brother in Chicago to talk to him for a little while and the boys were running around the house with him on speaker phone.
8:08pm: we take the boys upstairs to get ready for bed, brush their teeth, and get them tucked in. We put flashlights in their rooms as nightlights but little nugget is really unsettled and scared of the big booms.
9:15pm: we’ve already gone into little nuggets room twice now and he asks to come sleep in our bed. We bring him in and within five minutes he falls asleep curled up next to me. I let him lay there for a little while and both Eric and I stare at him as he makes the cutest faces and moves his arms in his sleep. We carry him back into his bed until he makes his way back in our room somewhere around 4:00am.
The rest of the night I spent browsing the internet and talking with Eric. This isn’t so typical because after the boys go to bed we’re usually packing lunches for the next day, doing dishes, laundry, starting the dishwasher, and then finally sitting down to watch some tv together.
11:00pm we head to bed and make it an earlier night.
We wake up the next morning and still have no power. I don’t want to complain because I know it could be a lot worse, but it is so crazy how dependent we become on something so simple as electricity.
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