There’s good news and bad news. The good news: Michael and I had a wonderful Christmas together this year. The bad news? We woke up Christmas morning to no heat or electricity in the house.
Christmas Eve our lights flickered a few times and even went off for a moment but they came back on and we hadn’t thought much of it.
Michael started a fire in the fireplace–the first fire of the season. I love having a fire. It’s romantic and cozy. We bundled up in sweaters and opened presents next to the fire. I turned on a Christmas music station on Pandora and we listened to the music from my iPhone. Not quite ideal but we made do. We may not have had heat or electricity but we had each other and that’s all that matters.
The plan was already to go to Michael’s Mom’s house for Christmas dinner and presents. Without heat we decided to go a little earlier. I discovered that we had hot water (excellent) and Michael remembered that the hot water was on the gas line! Yay! Showered and dressed we drove across town to his mom’s house.
I always have a lovely time at his mom’s house. She’s a great cook and it’s fun hanging out with his family. His step-brother and step-sister were there too. They made lots of Christmas cookies and apple pie!
I had a wonderful time with his family. We left around 9pm Saturday night and made our way home to the frigid house, hopped into bed immediately with extra blankets. Sunday morning it was just as cold. The rest of Sunday was spent with family trying to help us with electrical problems, an electrician friend of mine coming over to help, and PGE finally coming out.
We had a fire in the fireplace so the house wasn’t too cold. Since half of the rooms had electricity I suggested Michael use an extension cord to move the power into the living room where he could use his laptop by the fire.
Despite the lack of electricity in half the house, the drama of getting it fixed, it was still a good Christmas.
UPDATED to ADD: Michael gave me lots of awesome cycling gear for Christmas! I will be posting about them later. 😉
QUESTION: Did you have a good Christmas weekend?