I could SO not be Amish
by Curtis Wiggins
Monday night (Labor Day), a storm blew through here. Typical Florida storm, but... In one instant there was a bright flash, and a really LOUD boom, and all the lights went out. It got real, real dark.
I didn't think about it before then, but it's been a really long time since we lost power that wasn't during a hurricane. And a hurricane is different because we always have people with us, and there's lots going on, and we sit around and eat and drink and play cards and watch the flying debris outside.
This was just me and Kat at home, nothing going on, and just a piddly, boring little storm outside. I swear to God within 10 minutes I was bored out of my mind.
I asked Kat how people did it, living with no electricity. She said it was about 9:30, so the Amish were in bed already. After all they had to get up at four in the morning to do farm stuff.
I could so not be Amish.