Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Where would I be without my iPhone

Right now I'm coming at you live from my iPhone, which on an everyday basis is, in theory, retarded in my opinion. No one would rather blog from their phone than from a nice Macbook. Today, however, I've run across some bad luck. After getting out of the shower, the doorbell rang. I went downstairs, turban towel and all, answered the door to a mean electricity man telling me he was shutting off my electricity since I haven't paid my bill since February. Funny, since I've lived here one month and the company takes care of my utilities. Too bad, he doesn't care that my name is not Collin Gehl. He doesn't care that my hair is still wet and could use the electricity to run thru my blow dryer. He simply flips the switch to the off position and leaves, not without showing me that Collin's balance is 420 something dollars. Normally, I could survive this situation. Normally, my husband wouldn't have gone out of town this morning and left me carless. Normally, I wouldn't be stranded in the middle of Kansas with no friends, family, Internet or cable. Aside from all that, I called the electrical company and luckily they can't come for two days. Goodbye delicious produce and other food I bought at Costco yesterday. Hello tears. I called Trey to see if he could rescue this damsel and sure enough, he did...mostly. I guess the company forgot to take care of the utility situation and were getting right on it because as the lady on the phone put it, I was in panic mode. Wouldn't you be? After waiting for an update, I learned that the soonest they can turn my power back on is sometime tomorrow. My survival skills kicked in as I loaded up a huge suitcase full of fridge/freezer food and dragged it down one flight of stairs and up another into our empty office fridge. I only spilled pickle juice and salsa everywhere. Other than that, no problems. Here's the part in my story where I'm proud of myself. I did dispose of most of the produce as I'm not going to walk to the office everytime I want something but I did decide to make the best of my raspberries by making some jam. Mom would be so proud. It's only been 4 hours and already I'm so bored. But, the moral of the story is, I love my iPhone. I'm a person that needs technology in any form. I'd even read a book if I had one. All I have is my phone and my two dogs to keep me company. And less than 3 hours of daylight until I'm just sitting in the dark. Looks like I'm popping a sleeping pill at 9:00 tonight. Tell me, how would you entertain yourself if you were me? Maybe you're better than me. Maybe you don't need a car or tv or Internet or friends or books or noise or cold food or lights in your bathroom or your hair done. If you don't, maybe you were born a century too late.

9 comments:

Brian Stucki said...

I think I'd call a cab and have them bring me to a Holiday Inn for the night. Then, I'd charge it to the company.

Phil and Holly said...

Ditto to the above comment! Wow that really stinks. I would blog stalk I guess and play lots of apps. Nothing else you could really do IN THE DARK!
Hope it gets better for you
-Holly

Natasha said...

good call on the holiday inn! or you could come to pasco and help your sister in law stay sane...just an idea.

mickell said...

Things like that always happen when the husband leaves!! You're a trooper. I would have been on the first flight home.

Krista said...

I'm up for Holiday Inn. Makes you realize what we take for granted. Our electricity went out a year ago and dad was gone. I had so many candles on and it actually would have been romantic if he had been here AND IT WASN'T A NECESSITY. I couldn't even read. Lucky for you that you have an iphone.

Bri said...

Uhhh, I don't think I could handle that. But really, what would we do without iPhones?! Mine saved me when I was stuck in a doctor's office for 3.5 hours, waiting to see the Dr. and freaking out the whole time. Adam and I played Connect 4 and Checkers to pass the time.

Brendan* Shea*London said...

You were calm. I would have been ripping somebody a new hole. :) Serious!! Glad you are ok. Doesn't seem like it was that fun.

Phil and Holly said...

ditto to Brendan Shea London, a new hole I would have given.
Phil

Kattie said...

you could fly home and live at my house and take care of Cohen while I sleep:) Sounds sucky, but made for a really funny post:)