September 29th, 2011


Poem for Thursday and Power Out *gnash*

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I am typing this in the dark because a thunderstorm rolled through here around 8 p.m. and about a half hour afterward, our neighborhood's power went out for no apparent reason. There are no other outages in the area, but Pepco says it will be 1 a.m. before they can restore power to the 1200 or so houses affected. So we are not watching the critical Orioles-Red Sox game, nor Harry's Law, nor anything else, and we are doing only what minimal activity our laptop batteries will permit since it's difficult to read even on a Kindle by candlelight.

I had a fairly nice day otherwise -- my eyelid is still bothering me, but it now looks worse than it feels, since the swelling seems to be mostly on the surface which is hideous but means less pressure on the eye itself. So I got caught up on things in the morning. Adam had half a day of school and went to cross country practice before coming home for an early Rosh Hashanah dinner with my parents and a friend. I ate way too much -- salad, veggie matzoh ball soup, fake chicken, latkes, dessert -- and it appears that I will be going to bed early, since there's little else to do!

Here is a photo of the Pirates Den at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, since I am in a pirate mood.