Yesterday about 2:00 Lisle turned on the TV - he wanted to look at the inventory of stuff on the media player - nothing happened - - "Dan, how do you turn this on!!" Apparently you don't - what was working just fine less than 24 hours earlier now doesn't turn on - not manually, not with the remote - the little red light just sits there saying "I have power and you can't use me". So, James has scanned and emailed the purchase receipt from Toronto and Sheila is following up on warranty.
At about 6:30 - just dark enough so you can't see anything - CRACK - CRACK - CRASH. Lisle, who was at the desk, asked if something on the stove boiled over - I said NO - a tree came down outside! Went to the spare room and got the giant flashlight - the one with the 6" lens that plugs in - it doesn't seem to turn on either! So out back with the little EverReady light - sure enough, branches on the ground by the pool house but no apparent damage.
Finish dinner, curl up on the couch to watch TV on the laptop - some of us will let nothing get in the way - CRACK - CRACK - CRASH - and the lights go out - everywhere! Lisle and I look at each other - of course we can see each other because the TV is still playing on the laptop with its battery - ANOTHER TREE?! The lights come back on and with the little flashlight I venture back to the yard and sure enough more tree debris. Photos from the morning after - -
We manage to make it through the night without further drama.
This morning I come down, and go to open the patio door. UMM - frogs aren't supposed to be stuck squeezing between the screen and glass door - especially not 8' off the ground!
Maybe 2013 is going to be a year of absurd things!