By Braddah Lance
So who nevah have powah last Friday? Da whole island right?
Last week's Feel Good Friday blog "Black Friday II" had a double meaning no? Not dat I had anything to do with it. Did I bachi everybody or had a "vision"? As Uncle Rodney said, it was a Black OUT Friday.
Da Wife and I got home in our normal fashion and as I took da dogs out to do their business, noticed it was pretty gloomy - not dat it was any different from da weather we've already been having - buuuuut, there it was was.... a quick flash of light like from da flash from a camera.... 'den a slow, soft rumble.
Oh boy, goin' storm baby!
Da dogs taking their time and looking up everytime had flash as if they was taking picture and 'den "suck back in" wen they hea' da rumble. Ai-goo! Hurry up!
Then got louder and louder and den da BIG drops started coming down drop by drop. A few minutes aftah dat, a straight out downpour and I told Da Wife, "Babe, watevah you cookin', bettah be now cause we not goin' get electricity."
How did I know? I dunno but dat day jus' felt different.
About ten minutes latah..... bzzztwwwzzt - Black Out.
Wassap Wit Dat!
It's not like nevah thunder and lightning before and it's already been raining fo' choke long time so wat makes it different now? Even HECO is trying fo' still find da answer.... I thought they said they "fixed" da problem aftah da 2006 earthquake? Hmmmm.....
Did I mention we still had to pack fo' da Kauai trip?
So we busted out da flashlights and real funny 'dis one. Terri's Grandpa gave me a "knick-knack" set fo' Christmas. He always gives some kine of gift dat he believes is "useful" and 'dis time he got 'em right! It was a self-powered LED flashlight dat you crank so no need batteries....
Yeah, dat's my panty dog below me "protecting" me.
Da Wife and I stared at each oddah in darkness and cracked up laughing! Needless to say, Da Wife boiled some watah - before da powah went out - and had instant saimin while I had kim chee (thank goodness I saved some fo' us), rice and vienna sausage. We ended up dining by flashlight and was kinda good fun.... at least fo' me.
We finished packing and just hoped dat da powah would come back on before we left - which it did at a little aftah 3am.
Wat did you do during da Black Out? You had food or had to "hunt"? Did you jus' do old school can of spam or sausage and leftovah rice? Or were you of those with a generator? One of our neighbors had one and da buggah was loud!
Wat can you do?