I am reliving my childhood days.
That's what happens when you're forced to stay at your Mom and Dad's for an unknown period of time.
For those of you who live outside Cincinnati - I should tell you the Tri-State is experiencing a significant blackout. The remnants of Hurricane Ike breezed through the Cincinnati area Sunday afternoon while the Bengals were having their asses handed to them by the Tennessee Titans. I happened to go to the game and was amazed Carson Palmer even tried throwing the ball.
But I digress.
The significant wind storm brought down power lines, and now nearly 600,000 utility customers are without electricity, including Yours Truly.
The strange thing is, Mom and Dad have power - even though some of their neighbors don't.
I drove up to the 'Burbs Monday morning after discovering my work was closed because of the power outage - today is Tuesday and I called in to the company voice mail: still no power - standby for updates.
It's funny - I'm sleeping under my childhood comforter and am being entertained by my folks. Mom cooked a great dinner last night - I'd like to return the favor tonight (and order a pizza).
They're saying this power outage could last a week.
And here's the kicker - parts of town (including our neighborhood) have been asked to ration water because of a water shortage.
Mom and I have decided we're showering today - no matter what.