It is so easy to take for granted.
This morning around 5:30 a.m. our electricity shut off. The coffee pot, which is on a timer, was almost done brewing. I watched as the fan above me slowly came to a standstill.
Time went on, and no electricity. I started to kick myself for not washing my hair yesterday. Trying to wash it in the dark and without a blow dryer today seemed crazy. I wondered if I’d be able to get out of my garage.
We lit electric candles and I had a flashlight handy. I could use my phone since wi-fi isn’t necessary. It got a bit stuffy in our house, by never too hot.
It wasn’t long — maybe 45 minutes — before the electricity came back on. But that brief time was enough for me to think again how grateful I am for lights and air conditioning and computers and electric garage doors and all the other things that I take for granted every single day.