What I did while not posting yesterday

If you didn’t notice, there was no post here yesterday. There was a very good reason for this, especially given that I write something here every day. See, we’ve had some storms here over the past couple of days. The first one knocked the power out last night around 6:40. Since I usually write posts here just before going to bed, you can see where this is going. Naturally I thought everything would be okay and we’d get power back a few hours later at the latest, but needless to say my forethought to save what I was writing in a text file about five minutes before all was dark saved me from swearing up a storm five seconds later.

The power came back around 10:15 this morning, leaving me without power for nearly sixteen hours. Since I’m probably among the last five people in the developed world without a smartphone, I didn’t have a way to update and instead wrote a lot on paper, went for a walk, and played Pokemon. The power went out again this afternoon, and I did more of the same. I’ve been playing Pokemon Diamond since January, though with a five-month hiatus, and am just now getting back into the groove. Maybe there will be another power outage so I can finish the game. (For those familiar with the game, I have seven badges and am in the Galactic Warehouse right now.)

Still, maybe I should write by candlelight and without the computer on more often. It’s definitely calming to write in a distraction-free environment without even an iPod to play music in the background. Getting up early to do these things would also be nice. I found myself awake at 8:30 this morning and don’t feel rushed at the end of the day. Everything is finished. If only I could live on that little sleep more regularly.

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