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... And Then The Lights Went Out

Last night the lights went out. Our neighborhood lost power at 5:00 which prompted everyone to go to their porches and check on one another. "Did you lose power?" 'Yep'. You could hear the exchange being shouted up and down the block. It was still light out so it wasn't that big a deal. That was, until, I realized I couldn't use my computer. NOooooooo!!!

How strange.

If you asked me 20 minutes before hand if I thought I relied on Tweeting, or blogging too much I would have answered 'no'. But after 30 minutes of the computer sitting blankly on the desk I was jonesin' for my social media communication. I started to worry that my "friends" might forget about me. Or that some might be worried, "Ann stopped right in the middle of her Tweet... what happened?" 'Don't worry friends!!! I'm still here!', I shouted inside my head.

Panic started to settle in, what if the power is out all night?! What if I've lost everything I was working on?!?

I was finally shaken from my silliness by my oldest. She asked me to go for a walk with her. Wow. She hardly ever asks me to go for walks any more. The computer didn't work, the television didn't work, the lights didn't work. And that was O.K. My daughter and I went for a quiet walk that energized us both. It was terrific.

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