Monday, March 7, 2011

Birds, Birthday and Blogging Break

Today I looked out our bay window and what did I see?
This beautiful hawk.  I think it is a Red-Shouldered Hawk but I may be wrong. 

What a gorgeous bird. It is about 12 inches tall. 

Yesterday we celebrated my granddaughters 11th birthday here at our house.  "Peace" was the theme of her party.  She wanted a peace sign cupcake birthday cake.  My daughter bought her this cake at Walmart.  We like their fluffy icing. 
Several posts back I talked about our generator and how we had an electrician wire it into the house so if we ever lost electricity we could simply start it up and "poof" we would have power.  So you know where I am going with this....yes...yesterday just as the party was getting started we lost electricity.  18 people were at my house, a dark house, with no water which means no bathrooms.  So my husband went outside, uncovered the generator, pulled the cord and indeed "poof" we had power. 

Someone somewhere was using a back hoe and they cut an electrical line that connected 5 sub stations.  40,000 homes were without power for about 3 hours.  Everyone was leaving our party, walking out the door when the power came back on.  We got a laugh out of that.  It was a good test for the generator, better than during an ice storm. 

I will be taking a short blogging break but I hope to be back soon.  I have to go "serve" my country, in a way that a 50 year old can serve.  More on that later.

Until next time,


Sonia said...

Wow... are you in the guard?? Sounds serious!!! Hope you won't be gone for too long! We have a generator too..didn't know it could be wired into the house..hmmm will have to check on this...sounds like something we should do!! Take care!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Elisabeth said...

Janell´s birthday cake looks so tasty and it is cute with the peace sign (love the car). Good-looking bird too.
Have a nice day/time without anny break of electricity :-)