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18 June 2010 @ 04:49 am
In the immortal words of that chap from Top Gear ...  

After being woken by the beep beep of the ladder truck reversing into our improbably narrow lane, and listening to some 'Mate, no, this way, yeah ...', all of the lights in the house sprang into action and we were returned to the 21st century.

I have plugged everything in to recharge, am currently defrosting the short-haired cat in front of the heater, and can report minimal losses on the fridge front. And will shortly go back to bed, it being a quarter before the hour of five.

Before I do, though, HAPPY BIRTHDAY enchanted_jae , may it be as lovely, inspiring and generous as you are!

Must dash, need to rotate the cat to thaw out the other side ...
prone to mischieftreacle_tartlet on June 17th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you, this post spoke to me with the voice of Jeremy Clarkson! It was...odd.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 18th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Should I rant about people who won't let you turn out of side streets?
auntpurl: knitting is hotauntpurl on June 17th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
How bizarre: I took was without electricity all day today, and got it back about when you did. Are we leading parallel lives? Do you have purring cat in your lap right now, work you're trying to avoid, 4 or 5 knitting projects on the go, and an adorable husband?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 18th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
I have dumped the cats onto the bed in a bid to make room for the laptop, but otherwise, YES! (He's the live-in lover rather than husband, but I've kept him for 15 years, so legally, no diff ;-)

Glad to hear that your power is back, too!
Jaeenchanted_jae on June 18th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! Have had a lovely birthday. I'm glad to hear you are no longer "pioneer woman" and that the cat is thawing. *laughs*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 18th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
Hurrah! And I was about to dig out the camping gear this morning. Both cats spent the night pressed up against me while we all slept to make best use of my body heat. They are toasty now and I have the stiffest muscles known to mankind ;-)
Meredyth: Accio Brainmeredyth_13 on June 18th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
I thought the only word worth learning from them was ...


I use that one a lot.

You do realise you just lost your best reason for rubbing two boy scouts together to start a fire and keep warm? Just sayin'
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 18th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
I'm in Erskineville, there haven't been Boy Scouts here for years! All the straight young men are too busy forming street bands and competing for the weekend crowds. I jest not: in addition to Tux Guy, who does Sinatra and standards, the really very good percussion band with violins has taken to wearing brightly coloured bodysuits, and the folky group have recently coloured their dreadlocks for better effect.

Cock is one of my favourites ;-)
uminohikariuminohikari on June 18th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Haha, I hope the cat isn't TOO frozen..