Today began with a 6:30 am power outage, and getting dressed in the dark. I didn't know how fast I could get to Forrest until I found myself in the living room, completely creeped out by the sudden pitch blackness. I scrambled to get Augie, and then felt my way along walls to the bathroom and ran into the closet. I told Forrest that I was just trying to remember where the candles were but he saw right through me and made fun of me for running to him because I am (sad but true) afraid of the dark. At age 26. Anyway, after he left for work I needed to go to the grocery store but then realized that garage doors work on electricity. My husband does not trust fancy city-people car holders, and refuses to park in our garage. That is how he got away with no trouble. If you ever need to know how to operate a garage door manually, just call me and I can step-by-step you : ) Then, after getting home from the grocery store and finding the electricity was still out, I put the groceries away as quickly as possible, to not let the cold air out of the fridge. Augie was napping, so I decided to call the girl from craigslist who I was about to meet to sell some used baby stuff to, and RIGHT when she picked up her phone my fire alarm went off and I had to scream directions at her. I then scrambled to turn it off. Guess what? I am tall, but vaulted ceilings are taller. Not knowing where the ladder was, I pushed the couch over, tip-toed on the back edge of the frame (scary!) and literally had to rip the alarm out of the ceiling, as it had no "off" button. Cordless, and in my furious hand, the dang thing was STILL going off! What!?!? Then it stopped all of a sudden. Phew. I went to check on Aug-- Still asleep! Awesome. I had no idea how, but it was awesome nonetheless.
After all the nuttiness, Augie and I had a splendid afternoon at the Dallas World Aquarium with Meredith, Otto, and Lydia. Here are pictures!