Powers out!

Published on Aug 28, 2020

@brandonwilson was somewhat prophetic the other day when he commented on my writing about when computers fails. He was quite right when he said, "Now imagine the electricity goes out. We have become very reliant on all kinds of technology and that's just the way it is".

Well tonight, I am writing in pitch darkness. All the power has gone off and I am working with what battery power I have left on my devices. The electricity company have said that we might get power back by 1.30 am. There go my plans for this evening, football on the TV, a bit of writing and then off to bed.

The thing is the family is unprepared for such an occurrence. We have found a few candles and torches to give us some light and I still have an internet connection on my mobile. When my mobile battery runs out, then we will be disconnected from the rest of the world.

The wind has died done, and it is eerily quiet in the neighbourhood. Power outages during isolation curfew are very quiet. Very few cars and all I can hear are crickets. Emergency rations have been ordered through Uber Eats, and we will start huddling under doonas once the house gets colder. 

Regardless of the difficulties I am facing, I must get my writing posted on Co-Writers before midnight, otherwise I might turn into a pumpkin.