We woke this morning and it was really quiet. Really quiet. No hum of the fridge, nothing. Power out.
I looked outside and the State Department Store was out too. Surely they would have the right phone numbers and clout to make sure it wasn’t a long outage. But for a little while I thought about emptying the freezer onto the balcony.
Hot water and heating still work here without electricity. Good old fashioned communist infrastructure I guess. So we took our showers by candlelight. We ate cold cereal instead of blended smoothies. We hoped our socks were black and not navy blue. And then minutes before walking out the door it came back on.
The work day was alright. One of my classes was a bit more of a handful than I like. My coworker was sick so I had to help with equipment, locked doors, and other filling in. Like I said – an alright day.
And now that we are home I sliced open my finger with a bread knife just as I was starting dinner. It is one of those cuts that probably could be stitched. But I am stubborn.