After ringing in the new year eating junk food and playing with the new Xbox Kinect, Paul and I were ready to go home. We had a lot of fun, but we were ready for bed -- especially Zoe. I'm used to staying up late, but it seemed like as soon as the clock struck twelve my eyes got really heavy.
As we were heading home we realized that we were driving into a blackout. It was the craziest thing driving down the street and all of a sudden there be no lights; houses, traffic lights, even street lights were not on for blocks. Looking down the neighborhoods was pretty eery. You couldn't see a thing!
The farther we drove the more serious the situation became to me. I started praying that we had power at our house because I just wanted to go to bed and sleep. As we neared our house I was relieved because it looked like we were the first street to have lights right next to the blackout.
Nope. It wasn't our street. That was the street behind us.
Obviously Paul and I were a little bummed out about the situation. We decided to drive around to see if we could find the source of this.. situation. It seemed like half the town of Havre had no power, though I'm sure that is not the case. We never did find out the reason for such a huge portion of town to be powerless.
Eventually we came back home. After much thinking we decided to brave the lack of heat and just go to bed. With it being -20 out we were a little nervous, but we figured if it got too bad we'd bum a couple sleeping bags in a living room of a loving family member.
We turned the faucets on so our pipes wouldn't freeze, I turned on my bedside lamp so whenever the power would come on I would know and be able to turn off all water. We piled a bunch of blankets on the bed and all 3 of us snuggled close. I was so wired from the power not being on that I could not sleep. The power finally came on around 2:30 and I was so relieved! We turned the faucets off and tried to get some sleep. For reals this time.
I tossed and turned all night. Every time I slightly dozed off I would dream random dreams that involved keeping Zoe warm -- and no power. ARGH! I finally dozed off around 6:00 in the morning and got about 3 hours of sleep.
Happy. Stinking. New Year.
Other then that, we had a great night! Paul and I are excited about what will happen in the year 2011. Maybe the new year will bring a second baby? There are endless possibilities! All I know is that God is going to bless us and in everything that happens, good or bad, we will depend on the Lord. I hope you do the same!
Oh, and just for the record, Xbox Kinect is not for the weak hearted! Just sayin'.