Pitch black…that’s what I was seeing super early this morning when the power went out. It was around 1am (yeah, I was still up trying to finish a quilt to mail out for my Etsy shop) and as I was cutting pieces of my quilt, there was a quick zapping sound and then all the lights went out, ac powered off, and it was very quiet. I sat there for a second figuring out what had happened…which didn’t take long since there was a big storm surrounding us with lots of lightning and thunder.
I sat there for a minute completely stuck. I couldn’t see anything and it’s so rare for it to be this completely dark. There’s always a little glow from a button on something electronic. I suddenly had a flashback to when I was younger and was scared of the dark…probably from a combination of too many ghost stories and then once accidentally seeing true crime pictures on the National Geographic channel for something or another.
I don’t consider myself scared of the dark…I just don’t like it…especially if I’m by myself. And did I mention I’m 26 years old? Haha!
Then my mind started wandering. If the power is out all night, is the food going to go bad in the fridge/freezer? and Ugh, it’s going to get hot in here since the AC isn’t on. Pretty petty concerns, right?
Then my mind jumped to the Amish.
You know, these people:
We actually live among the Amish here in Delaware. I have Amish neighbors. But they live without electricity due to religious beliefs. And wow….I couldn’t do it.
I guess I sound pretty ADD with how my mind was jumping around. But this is what the dark did to me. Anyway, I grabbed my cell phone and used it to make my way up the steps to our bedroom and figured I’d try to go to sleep.
Laying in bed, I kept thinking I was seeing things. Don’t you just love how your mind plays tricks on you? With the occasional glow of lightning illuminating the bedroom, I tapped on my husband’s shoulder for comfort. He just huffed and rolled further away from me. Ugh…so I just continued to lay there.
And then with the grumble and a zap, the electricity came back on. I was saved….the night light was back on.
Like I said…I’m 26 and I’m not afraid of the dark…I just don’t like it.