The other Funny Farmers asked me to do today's post because I have such an innocent face.
We all want you to know it wasn't us. Even if we were using the computer after Jan asked us not to. She was late going to Ingle's yesterday and there was a storm coming, so she said she wanted us to leave the computer alone until she got back.
But we wanted to play the Daffy Duck Parachute game and we disobeyed. It was neat, although his first couple of passes left Daffy kind of close to being impaled on the underwear pole. On the third try, there was a loud bang and everything in the house went dead. No ac, computer, answering machine (was Buddy ever happy about that -- the answering machine makes him howl!), nothing. Then there was a second boom, even louder. We were really scared. Jan was going to be extremely upset about us killing her computer. A few minutes later we heard her coming up the porch steps and we all hid. If we were lucky, maybe she wouldn't notice.
She didn't even yell for us, just went for the portable phone - that was dead too - and then spent about 15 or 20 minutes punching numbers into the regular phone but not talking to anyone. When she finally spoke, she said something about, "I guess you already know a transformer blew near Ingles." She told us later the guy on the other end was with the electric company and he said, "Yes, but we don't know where to send our truck." So Jan told him. Seems she was halfway to the store when she heard an explosion behind her. She turned to see what had happened and there was another explosion, with a big fireball. It was behind the next door neighbor's house, so she came home as fast she could to make sure we were okay. There was no lightning in the area so Jan thinks it was pecan branches falling on the electric lines.
A while later she decided she might as well walk to the store before it got dark or started pouring rain. When she came home, she turned the computer on and it worked. She hasn't yelled at us or asked what we did to cause that, so please don't tell her it was because we were playing with Daffy Duck after she told us to stay off the computer. Just back us up. It wasn't our fault. We're innocent.
A friend sent us a link to a video on the new CPR for sudden cardiac arrest - continuous chest compressions - by the University of Arizona. We would like to share it with you. Hopefully, you will never need to know this, but if you should ....
If the video doesn't play, click here.
Our sweet friend Gracie's dad lost his mother Saturday. Her mom and dad are very sad. We wish we could say something to ease their pain but we have no adequate words. Only, we're very sorry for your loss and we love you all. You can visit Gracie and leave a message on Goodness Gracie.