Around the House


Last night at about 8:15 our electricity went out. It was just starting to get dark so I had enough light to find and light some candles before it got completely dark. MDF enjoyed getting the candles lit and had lots of questions about why the electricity went out.

The first thing MDF when the lights went out was that the computer had turned them off — since it shut off at the same time. But I told her it was something else, such as a car hitting a telephone pole and breaking the power-line.

Then we talked about the water still working — because gravity pushes it down from the water tower.

“I’m glad gravity didn’t go out,” she said seriously.

I laughed and told her it would never go out (as far as I know), so we would have water as long as the water tower was full (though it does take electricity to get water up there).