powerless

I was feeling better Sunday morning and deciding whether or not to go out to watch the Denver Broncos game because I really didn’t think I could take watching them lose again in public. My fate was decided for me when the power went out at 2:30.

I couldn’t drive anywhere because the community gate runs on electric. Luckily my laptop has a 4 hour battery life and my iphone was almost fully charged, but I plugged it into my laptop to fully charge it anyway. I called MLGW and they said about 3000 people were without power and it should be restored by 4:30. So for 2 hours I wrote and listened to my itunes on my laptop.

4:30 came and went with no power. I called MLGW again and they said by 6:30 power should be restored. So I turned off my laptop to save the battery because I only had about 2 hours left. Luckily I was still tweeting and facebooking from my iphone. I read for about an hour and ordered a pizza. I turned my laptop back on, plugged my iphone back in to charge it and watched $5 Cover from my itunes.

6:30 came and went and still no power. I called MLGW again and they said the power would be back on by 8:30. My laptop ran out of battery, so just before 7:30 I gave up and went to bed. I was going to read my kindle on my iphone. It was spooky though because the entire street was dark and I could hear every sound. As soon as I get settled into bed, the power came back on – and luckily stayed on. I went back out onto the couch to resume my evening.

I was without power for 5 hours. But in a way it worked out because I would have been devastated watching Denver lose by 40 points at home. Ugh!

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (547 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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