Last night, my last free night in October, we had planned to have dinner at home for the first time in, I don’t know, FOREVER, and as I was preparing, the lights flickered on and off. Once.
The Sweetie was taking forever to get home because there was an accident on 405, so it was already 7 PM. After the lights flickered, I lit a candle and got out a flashlight. I have now lived here for almost 6 years, and since the power went out here THE DAY WE MOVED IN, I am pretty much always prepared for being without power. Sure enough, the Sweetie got home, and I was preheating the oven, and he was watching the Colbert Report, and BOOM, we are in complete darkness (except for aforementioned candle and the wood burning stove).
We waited for about 5 minutes, then I called SnoPUD. They reported that there was indeed an outage, but they didn’t know what it was, and they were on the way. So, we decided to head down to Woodinville for some sushi. When we got done with dinner, we called SnoPUD again, and they said that the power would be out until after midnight (it was a wire burning to the ground?). We headed over to the movies to see what was playing.
boniblithe will happy to discover that we went to see Serenity. I enjoyed the movie, but it did confirm my suspicion that it could have waited for video. All the “funniest” parts of the movie were in the trailer, and, while the rest of it was, indeed, well done, I think I would have had greater appreciation if I were a fan of the TV show, which I am not. As I guessed, it was like the X-Files movie in that it was fun by itself but meant a lot more to fans. I’m not interested enough to become a retroactive fan.
We got home at about 11:45, and the power was back on (yay!).