Where Was Moses When the Lights Went Out????


Are you prepared in case your electricity goes out?  It always happens when you never expect it!  Last night at play rehearsal, the electricity went out.  Who would have thought it?  Our little school had emergency lights in the cafetorium, behind the stage, and in the boys bathroom!  Then, our cell phones went dead, and we were using them for light in the girls’ bathroom!  You can probably guess what happened next since the boys bathroom had an emergency light.   We dismissed, and I came home to discover no electricity here either.  It was out for miles and miles.

When we lived in the cabin, we were totally prepared, but now that we are on top of the hill in a nice house that is all-electric, we were not prepared at all for the electricity to stay off until 2:30 a.m.!   Of course, that meant we had very little water either.  Some people had none.  A cup of hot tea surely would have tasted good!

We threw on another wool blanket and were in bed by 8:20!

Today, we purchased more candles, and  Coleman fuel, and we will bring the Coleman camp stove and portable heater up to the new house.  To heck with depending on the electric company.

By the way, can you name the famous play that had the line in it,  “Where Was Moses When the Lights Went Out” ?   My family always said this line when the electricity went off, but these days, we just don’t expect it to go off.


About countrylivingdreamer

I am a public school teacher of high school English, speech, & theatre who is living her dream of living in the country, 30 miles from the nearest grocery store. In order to accomplish this dream, my husband and I have lived like pioneers for about 3 years, and I hope to blog about our adventure and the adventures that we continue to have.

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  1. The Glass Menagerie, I had to google it even though I’ve read that play a million years ago! Sure am enjoying the blog!! Love, Gracie

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