Monday, February 4, 2013
HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND?
My last blog post reported the sad story of a power outage. Last Thursday SWMBO was at work and I was at the church building engaged in a Bible study.
The weather forecast called for steady winds in the range of 30 to 40 miles per hour with the potential for gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour. At about 11:45a.m, I received an alert from our local police department saying that a section of the road that I live on was blocked due to trees being blown over onto the powerlines knocking out the power. I hoped that power would be restored by the time SWMBO and I returned home.
I picked up SWMBO at her work place at about 2:00 p.m. When we got home 20 inutes later the power was still out. SWMBO brought the dogs inside while I got the auxiliary power generator up and running.
Power was restored sometime between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. However, shortly after power was restored our cable went out taking the TV, Internet and Phone service with it. We had electrical power but in effect we were still cut off from the outside world.
It never ceases to amaze me how much our everyday lives depend upon the uninterrupted flow of electrons. I thank God for our generator and the fuel to power it.
Saturday began with a meeting at the church office that lasted most of the morning. I really enjoy working for the church. We are blessed with several godly men who have stepped up to pitch in with the works of the church.
During the afternoon, SWMBO was busy with her crafts. I watched a few episodes of the series "Homeland." I received the first season on DVD for Christmas. So far, I like it. I like the intrigue, the twists and turns.
If you are not familiar with the story line, it's about a U.S. Marine Sergeant who was captured by the enemy in Iraq during the war and was held for eight years. He was finally found and rescued by some Delta Force operators. A C.I.A. analyst believes that the Sergeant has been turned by his captors and is now a sleeper-terrorist agent. Of course, no one believes the analyst. Good series...so far!
Sunday was, of course, Super Bowl Sunday between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. I really didn't care who won. I was pulling for the AFC team, the Ravens, to win but I really didn't care who won. My beloved New England Patriots were not in it and no one in New England cared who won.
The Ravens won by a score of 34 to 31. It was an exciting and entertaining game that could have gone either way. There was a power outage at the stadium in the second half causing a delay of about 30 minutes in the game.
The talking heads will no doubt debate what effect the power outage in the second half had on the outcome of the game for months to come. In any event, congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens for their Super Bowl win!