A memory is a photograph taken by the heart...to make a special moment last forever...and of all the memory-pictures that happy times can bring, the best are those that families make together ~
~ Author unknown

Friday, September 09, 2011

Power on ~

San Diego had a massive power outage yesterday. Our home was hit about 3:40 p.m. I didn't think too much of it at first . . . I turned to my smart phone and started inquiring as to what was going on . . . it was then that I realized the severity and how many areas were affected.  Our electricity/power returned this morning, we were some of the lucky ones. Many are still without but it is said that slowly today, most will have their power back also.

We made the most of it last night . . . joined our next door neighbors for dinner (pasta and meat sauce!) prepared on their BBQ (thank you Dave and Claudia!),  fun and pleasant conversations while the kids enjoyed the swimming pool.  Later, we decided to roast marshmallows, I ran home and grabbed the chocolate swirl marshmallows recently purchased!

We even enjoyed being able to hear the owl and quail near by, and, for the first time in a long time, enjoyed looking at the stars up above. It was amazing how our community came together helping those that were in need . . . it was a bit scary and strange there for a while . . . several of our friends were stuck in parking structures and massive traffic jams . . . everyone is ok and that is a blessing.  The entire time, my thoughts turned to our ancestors and how they lived without electricity and the luxuries we have . . . I told myself, if they can do it . . . so can I!



  1. Glad you have power back, and love your photo!!!!

  2. Power rules! Love the switch cover. You are right, if our ancestors did it, we can too. But, tee hee, would rather not! LOL

  3. Thank you, Carol and Cheryl . . . I have had that switch cover for ages and was thinking maybe I should update it, but, I still really like it so I am sticking with it!

    I was thinking that too, Carol, they may have done it, and we can too, but not for very long! Then you would see my cranky pants side. How spoiled are we!!

  4. Such an appropriate photo for the time! Love it!

  5. Thank you, Jasia! I was enjoying flipping that to "on!"

  6. I meant to ask you about it, as it was on the national news. Like your photo and light switch cover, but perhaps it should have read OFF.

  7. Barbara ~ I chose to put the switch in the "on" position because our power had been restored after being off for over 11 hours . . . we were celebrating and feeling very lucky . . . which became my photo of the day!