I'm sound asleep it's 4:54 am and my fan stops working...the noise that drowns out the rest of the world has me sitting upright in bed. I glance around and the whole room is dark. Not just normal dark - dark dark. We have NO power.
What do I do? Reach for my I-phone. I text Jim who I know just left and tell him we have no power...reset my alarm for 6 am and try to doze off....my alarm sounds at 6:am and I go wake Brooke up. The world is dark, the house is silent. It's actually kind of creepy. Brooke says she like to snooze so I hand her, her I-phone and head back to the quiet of my own bed.
I can't muster the power to pull my big butt out of bed and start my day. How do you do all that in the dark....finally I get up and find a flashlight because I hear Brooke moving around and bumping into things in the bathroom. I light 3 candles and set them around the kitchen, carry the flashlight to Brooke in the bathroom and once again crawl back into bed.
I am trying desperately to sleep and get up at the same time...I check Facebook on my I-phone and realize Holly is having the same dilemma - poor Holly and Carole...no way to make coffee. I sigh and think how am I ever going to get out of bed in the dark and without coffee. I heard Brooke getting her breakfast around, heard her go into her room to eat, and on her way out I convinced her to crawl in bed with me. If you can't beat em' join em' right?
As Brooke crawled into my bed with her flashlight shining in one hand and her I-phone securely held in her other hand...we laid there and she said to me "Man, I feel like we're Amish!" I said "Oh my gosh, me too...how do they drink coffee?" Then I said something like this "So, have you been on Facebook this morning?" and she giggled and said "Yeah, it's the only thing I have!" "Me too!" I said.
Right about then Jim walked in with my Starbucks.
Silly Amish Girls!!!