I planned to have a nice blog yesterday. I was going to post the recipe for my mom’s famous Taco Salad. Trust me, it isn’t at all what you are thinking. My daughter and I went to Walmart to get the fixins, and she was going to take step by step photos while I whipped it up.
We were halfway through Wally World when the lights went out. I called my mom who lives on the other side of the city, and her lights were out, too. In fact, after a few calls, we knew the whole city had lost power. We begin to make our plans. Fill the cart with groceries, and make a stop at the pharmacy for all the Prozac we can carry. She would wait at the front, and guard the cart, while I went and got The Toaster (our car).
After 30 minutes, people are no longer milling around talking. Walmart is almost empty. Employees are covering all the refrigerated areas with flat boxes or brown paper, because a place as big as our Walmart Superstore has no generator for the cold sections. We are finally told we couldn’t wait. Which yes, I was trying to do. We get to the front of the store, and there must have been at least 20 carts of food. Cold food was included, and it was slowly being restocked. There was no back-up power for the registers either.
So we will be going shopping later today, but not at that store. I don’t trust that store has reliable cold goods.
Oh, by the way, a major wire into our city failed, but the power company said they don’t know why. The power was out for three hours, except in our little neighborhood. (Can you say Awesome!?!?!) Apocalypse?? – who knows – maybe the first step. Mwa-ha-ha-ha.
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