I welcomed in July 4th this year by praying my power would come back on. My street lost power (along with about 200 other PSO customers) yesterday afternoon. Not only did that mean no A/C during one of the hottest times of year, but it meant that all the food in my refrigerator was slowly thawing and the internet was down.
Sometimes I'm not so sure the independence of becoming an adult is a good thing.Luckily the power came back on just after midnight, so I'm very grateful for all those PSO/AEP crews that spent at least nine hours during Independence Day weekend to make sure I had power.
None of my food seems to have spoiled, my house is reasonably cool and my internet is back, so tonight I'm ready to celebrate our nation's (and my own) independence!