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This morning we woke up to a planned power outage.  I forgot that is was set for May first.. One of our hallways is very dark so I reached for the switch and the light did not turn on. I thought it was a light bulb. I went on my merry way.. It was not until after my first cup of coffee that  I noticed that the clock on our oven was not displaying the time. It took me a while to realize that this was our power outage day scheduled  between 8-3 pm. That meant that I would not be able to use the blow dryer or the straightener on my hair, nor be able to use the iron. I use an iron every day that I work to iron my slacks and blouses. I planted a few herbs  that we had purchased over the weekend, did some watering and even sat in the sun for a while and did nothing but close my eyes and relaxed. How nice it was! After that I felt compelled to prop my feet up on the coffee table and catch some news on the television.. Oops! No tv.. It really made me think about how dependent I am on just being able to click this or that on each and every day. Not being able to check my email and checkout WordPress blogs could be enough to send me into a quick withdrawal symptoms. So thank you Mr. Thomas Edison….We have indeed come very far from the days of your inventions and discoveries. About two weeks ago the city of San Bernardino celebrated their annual Railroad Train Days. I thought the following photo was appropriate for a day without electricity…

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