power problems
(Mike Allen)

Oh hey there. I didn’t see you because, well, it’s been fairly dark this past week. We had the time change due to daylight savings time ending which, of course, means there’s no sunlight past 5:30 pm. Oh yeah, there was, and still is, a massive power outage in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas due to an ice storm.

My experience with this can only be described as weird. The power at my place was out for a little over 10 days, and I consider myself fortunate, because as of this writing there are still tens of thousands of people without power according to OG&E’s SystemWatch page. Living with no electricity for that amount of time doesn’t seem like it’s so bad — and it really wasn’t the end of the world — but it was just enough time for me to get adjusted to it, and now that I have power again, it’s really thrown me off.

Think about your daily routine and all of the tiny things that go into it. Now suddenly you aren’t able to do those things, or at least not in the way you’re used to. It adds up to forcing me to be an unproductive person, personally and professionally, for a time and thus I’m left feeling a bit uncomfortable and weird. I know this is all very first world problem-y, and there are many bigger things going on right now, but this is 2020 and a person’s mental health is seemingly more important than ever. I need those tiny routine things to stay sane.

If you’re reading this and still don’t have power, I feel for you. Hopefully it won’t be much longer until you too can again enjoy the mundanities we all take for granted.

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