It was about 11 in the morning.I called the power company to determine that they knew about the outage, then I decided to take my walk. Everything I needed to do at home required electricity. I walked for about 40 minutes, but when I came home the power was still out, so I went shopping. I could tell from the traffic lights that the outage was just in my neighborhood because we are just so special. I stayed away for about 2 hours and when I returned, the power was on! Now I have spent the rest of the day doing laundry, changing the bed, and now am ironing shirts.
I am still reading the entire works of D. E. Stevenson, or rather, all that I could get from the library. I love these stories, and I have now started the Mrs. Tim series which I read too long ago to remember anything about.
I tried making Chinese food for dinner yesterday with mixed results. One thing I have discovered is that egg fu yung makes a good sandwich the next day, and even egg fu yung made with fako eggo tastes good. I also bought a ham hock and made some ham stock which I was going to use to make a long simmered bean soup today until there was no power. Maybe tomorrow.
I have started a new sock and am redoing the neckband on the V-neck sweater. In dieting news, I am walking a lot and the weight is coming off slowly. So far this year I have lost over 8 pounds. That's about right for 4 weeks, and it is interesting how not having any cholesterol slims down your diet without much thought or effort on your part. I did a Walk Away The Pounds tape the other day and made it to the 2-Mile mark without much trouble. The one thing I have the most trouble with is drinking the 8 cups of water a day. I don't get thirsty much so remembering this is hard.
Time to go finish ironing the shirts. Oh, and may I just say that Mr. McCain and Mr. Romney are driving me mad with all the stupid phone calls!!! The McCain campaign phone call is especially annoying because there is a big gap before the talking starts, so you just don't know if anyone is there or not. I have to answer the phone because it might be my dad calling, but I am sooo annoyed I can't see myself voting for either of those two clowns. And that goes for McCain's wife too, who also has an annoying phone message. I hope you both lose.