Our power was out yesterday for 7+ hours. It went out at 6PM as I was leaving to go meet up with a friend who was in town. Paul wasn't home either, he was working in Ogden last night. We both got home at about 9:30 and the power was still out. But the streets to the east and west of us had power so we were confused. Paul hadn't eaten for about 9 hours and I didn't want to open the fridge or freezer and knew I couldn't find anything to make him without at least the microwave. So we got in the truck and drove to KFC. Paul had put some pillows and a blanket in the truck so we drove over to Sugar house park, hopped in the back of the truck, he ate chicken and we talked. It was nice. I'm loving this cool weather. We headed back home around 11:00 and still no power so we started driving around our neighborhood. We figured out our block was out but all the blocks surrounding us had power. We finally found a dark street and headed down it for about 4 blocks and finally found the problem. Someone had hit a power pole and there were at least 4 or 5 work trucks and several men working on the lines. We drove home, lit a couple candles so we could get ready for bed, and fell asleep. When we woke up this morning we had power again.
People have been telling us a lot to really enjoy these last couple weeks together, doing things we won't so easily be able to do in the near future.
Last night was one of those nights. Not the evening we planned (I guess there wasn't really a plan), but a good evening.
Also, we need to buy some flashlights. :)