This morning, just as I had my toast in the toaster, the power went out. Two hours after it should've been back on, it was still out so I phoned again. Power lines down and an estimated time of power returning: 5.30pm. Ah ha. Yep...not so fun with three kids at home and no plans to get us out of the house.
I prevailed upon a friend who had power and plonked the kids in front of a 'Home Improvement' DVD so we could chat in peace. I know, I know. You'll all be horrified at the huge amount of screen time in one day....but my friend's kids were at her parents.
I hate it when the power is out for long periods of time (ie more than an hour or two). I had a few things I wanted to do and all of them required electricity. I also wanted to try out my kangaroo mince....but I got home way too late to a) defrost it, and b) cook it.
So that's IT. I'm declaring war on power outages. Tomorrow, I will make that lasagna and pop it in the freezer for another night. Furthermore, I am making it my mission to ensure I have something in the pantry at all times that can be cooked on the gas cooktop. No more wussy inability to cope with no power. It just takes some planning for right? Right!