85k90 – Day Six – The Day of Water and Ice

Today hasn’t been much of a writing day. It’s been more of a candle lighting, hot water boiling kind of day.

This weekend is the coldest on record for this area at this time of year. During the night last night, the power blew in our high rise and we switched over to emergency power. Emergency power doesn’t include heat. We spent the day trying to keep the apartment at a reasonable temperature which, it turns out, is pretty time consuming and stressful living with the knowledge that the remaining electricity could go at any moment. I stayed away from my iMac just in case.

Around dinner, the heat came back on. Hurray! Heat! Hot water! But not for long. Within about an hour, there were reports of water filling the lobby. Water rained down from the pot lights in the ceiling. The heat and hot water vanished again..

And that’s where we’re at right now. I’m using my iPad to write this post. I hope I’ll have power to upload once I’m finished. I will do a bit more writing throughout the evening. So far I’ve written 400 words which is all right considering the circumstances.

I hear it’s going to heat up this coming week. I can hardly wait.

Author: Anne Walk

Secret writer turned not so secret writer.

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