Today they came to the door and asked if it was okay if they turned off the power for a few hours.
“Sure,” I replied, “I’m working on my laptop, but I should have an hour of battery life at least. No problem at all.”
It was an automatic response. I like to be accommodating and reasonable when possible.
Except I forgot, I was editing.
I like to edit on paper.
And, no power meant that my printer didn't work.
And no power also meant that I had no working router, which meant I had no internet, which meant I didn't have access to the cloud where I store my documents.
No power also meant no laundry got done, no dishwashers were run, and no vacuuming happened at my house today.
The good news?
I had several books that were being neglected beside my bed.
And reading, during daylight hours, requires no power.
So, guess what I did?
Yep, I’m on page 52.*
I wonder if they'll need to work on the hydro poles on my street again tomorrow?
I hope so.
*The Illegal by, Lawrence Hill – because someone is going to e-mail me to ask. 🙂