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The Power Outage and the Flood
On the day or days of the power outage I was at my grandma’s house. I went there with my brother. We only visited our house on the days of the power outage. My mom could have come with us but she wanted to stay with my dad. Because my dad wanted to see the power go on.
I saw the power go out because I woke up at night on accident. I looked at my clock and it just went blank. I thought that its cord just fell out so that’s why I went back to sleep. Then I woke up again and it was dark in our house. My dad and my brother were in the hallway and they had two lanterns. Then my dad told me to go back to sleep. Then I went back to sleep again.
When I woke up again it was a little light. I could still see though. I woke up because I heard the radio. It wasn’t my alarm clock because of the power outage. Which I didn’t know about at that time my dad was listening to the radio. I asked him why he was listening to the radio. He told me that the power went out. It was pretty easy to believe because we were having all of that crummy weather. So I really didn’t ask him a question about it. My brother and I really didn’t have a lot to do so we went to our grandma’s house because they had power so we could do more.
The crummy thing about the power outage was that at our house the day before the power outage our house was flooded. Our mom kept on nagging us to do it her way but if we would have done it my way and my brothers way we wouldn’t have to have gotten a new carpet. That’s right, it was coming through three ways. Our guest bedroom, our doors, and under our fireplace, it was horrible.
We were shoveling out the water like crazy. Outside my mom thought that we could beat the rain. Then she told us to shut the doors. That was one of my ideas. Then at the very end my mom said that we would have to scoop it out from outside, my other idea. That was when my dad got home. My brother had an idea it was in our front yard too. We have a little drain out there and my brother’s idea was to take off the drain top. My brother suggested that because it would flow better. Then five minutes later our mom told my brother to take off the drain top. We would have just gotten rid of it if we did it my brother’s way and my way, but no. So that’s why I want to have a house that’s above ground level.
Article posted January 8, 2007 at 01:51 PM •
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