First off, the half-baked quiche and the fire truck are not directly related. Thank-goodness. The power outage on the other hand is the culprit.
In the lovely northwest we’ve been having quite the significant rainfall. I believe we broke the record for September and last I checked we were at 4.72 (probably more with all the rain last night). The storm also brought with it some really heavy winds. I had been thinking earlier in the day that I should buy a new candle lighter since mine has been out for sometime. Well, I should have followed through on that.
Around 7:30pm or so on Sunday night the lights flickered once, twice, three times and then they were out. Talk about dark! Luckily the nice woman downstairs had a candle lighter she let me borrow and pretty soon I was able to see without the use of the flashlight on my phone. I did however only have tea light candles. By the time I was done light them I had 41 glimmering nicely!
After the candles were lit I was on the phone with my dad and mentioned I heard a fire engine down the road. A few minutes later it pulled right outside my window. I’m wondering if someone was walking when the lights went out and fell. I hope they’re ok.
Now that I had inspected the fire engine and had the candles lit, it was time to think about the quiche in my oven. I hadn’t been keeping track of how long it had been in before the power went out so I let it sit in the oven. About 20 minutes later I took it out thinking it was probably closed to being cooked by that time. It needed a bit more time but it was cooked enough that it wouldn’t be ruined before the power came back on.
While I was waiting for the power to come back on I read on my kindle (hello paperwhite version) and just relaxed. About an hour after the initial outage the lights came back on. I heated the oven and baked the quiche just a bit longer. It’s quite delicious if I do say so myself (I’ll have another post on that).
Once the quiche was done it was time for bed and onto a good nights sleep.