For two hours tonight 9100 homes in Franklin TN were without power.
We were sitting at the table having our budget meeting (why yes, my husband does work for Dave Ramsey, why do you ask?) because a new month starts tomorrow!!! And then everything went dark! There is no sunlight at 7:00pm on January 31st in Tennessee. They kids were scared!
We found one head lamp light, one child’s wind up flashlight (thank you to whomever gave us that) and we lit a few candles. The kids really wanted to play with the flashlights, so we decided to get out of the dark house and head to Wal Mart for a few food items we needed and extra flashlights. We had no idea how far reaching the outage was until we started driving. It was so dark.
We saw several cars pulled off the road assessing damage because they had been involved in accidents. Dark intersections with no street lights or stop lights are dangerous. Some of the intersections are dark enough that it would be very easy to blow right through a 4 way intersection without really realizing it.
We made it to our destination and back safely. The lights are back on and that makes me happy. I was wondering how we would get ready in the morning with no electricity!