As you may know, yesterday was our 42nd wedding anniversary ( A Wedding Album ).Â Many friends visited the wedding album I posted Tuesday evening and quite a few people wrote to ask if we had a nice day. Â Â Here is a brief description of our anniversary day in response to those questions.Â
I got up early as usual, drank some coffee and sat down at the computer to read my emails.Â Â My husband woke up briefly, rolled over, got up again about 8:30, swallowed a collection of pills and sat down in front of the TV.ÂÂ
At approximately 9:05 AM, both the cable TV and cable internet stopped operating.Â Several minutes later we heard a loud bang from the vicinity of a power pole across the street. The lights went out momentarily but fortunately they didnâ€™t stay out.Â Â After about 20 minutes I was able to reset the internet connection and get back on line, but I never could get the TV working.ÂÂ
We stared at the blank 65 inch TV screen, chatted for a little while and finally decided to go out for brunch at about 10:30.Â After enjoying a relatively inexpensive meal at IHOP (we split a huge omelet and the pancakes that were served with it) we returned home, hoping to find that the TV issue had been resolved â€“ It wasnâ€™t but we did see a truck from the electric co-op and several men who seemed to be working busily.Â ÂÂ
Once we were at home, I called Comcast and was advised that technicians were in our area. Although I was told that service would be restored as soon as possible, the representative was unable to estimate how long that might be.Â My husband took a long nap and I spent several quiet hours gathering.ÂÂ
It was late afternoon by the time my husband woke up. We ordered a take out anniversary dinner from an Italian restaurant and did some exercise in our new workout area while we were waiting for the food to be delivered.Â After dinner and a second call to Comcast, we walked down to my sonâ€™s house for a short visit, chatted about shared memories and spent the remainder of the evening watching a video tape of the George Burns movie â€œOh Godâ€.Â
Although the day was not what some people would call exciting, we thoroughly enjoyed the pleasure of each otherâ€™s company and the sweetness of our many blessings.