I know, I know....rain is necessary, but man, I despise it! The rain caused the power to go out for an hour this morning while my 12 year old was trying to get ready for school. So, she started flipping out, my 3 year old was mad she couldn't turn anything on, especially the t.v., and all I could think about was how in the heck I was going to get any "PAID" work done on my computer today! Not to mention how I was going to feed anyone today! Actually, in 2004, when we lived in Maryland, we endured four days without power due to Hurricane Isabel....PURE TORTURE! Luckily, we had wonderful neighbors who had a generator and an awesome gas grill---we practically lived with them during that time! Sometimes, when I'm playing Oregon Trail with my girls, I like to think that being a pioneer would have been fun......seriously, what am I smoking? I need my modern luxuries to make it through life! What about you?