At 3:45 this morning, I was awakened by an ignorant bladder. It has no idea how to sleep all night! Call it menopause, call it diabetes, but it just doesn't sleep all night. I could see flashes of lightening and hear thunder off in the distance. So, I went to the living room to sleep in my chair (which I do nearly every night, but that's another story). The storm got closer, and soon was rumbling quite seriously. Suddenly there was a loud crack, a very bright flash, and I screamed. The lightening had hit the electrical transformer on the pole in our front yard. In a blink of an eye, the house was thrown into total quiet and darkness. The transformer sparked for a few seconds, and continued to glow orange after the sparks stopped. And then, the glow ended and it seemed unusually dark. I was tingling. I don't think I was hit with lightening (the kids call my chair "the lightening chair"). But I was scared!! If I had any boots on, I'd have been shaking in them. If I had any bejeebers, they'd have been scared out of me. If I . . . oh well, you get the idea. So, it's 4:00 am, and Rod gets up for work at 5:20. But there was no electric, so no alarm clock. I keep my I Phone on the stand beside my chair, and remembered that Mary had shown me a flashlight app that she had downloaded. I picked up the phone and downloaded the flashlight app and it was FREE!!!! Kristin had shown me how to set the alarm clock on the phone, and so I set the alarm for 5:20. I was feeling pretty proud, let me tell you. Using the flashlight on the phone, I navigated my way back to bed. Rod greeted me with "Hi". "Didn't you hear me scream", I asked. "Yeah", he replied, "are you OK." "Oh, fine, thanks for asking"!!! And he wonders why I worry about him coming to my rescue if it's ever needed!! I explained that the transformer had been zapped, told him about the flashlight app and that the alarm was set. He didn't seem impressed. But at 5:20 when the alarm went off, and I turned on the flashlight app for him to walk safely around the bed, he was very impressed. But, sadly, there was no coffee this morning. Rod lit some candles, got a shower, and left for work. And 5 minutes later, the electric came back on. Just a few minutes earlier, and we could have had our morning coffee. But, Major Kudos to Penn Power, we were only without power for 2 hours.
I've loved the phone since I got it, but was having a little trouble justifying the extra cost. OK, I'm cheap. . . I'll admit it. But after this morning, my I Phone is now my new best friend. I love you, my wonderful phone.