Love/Hate Relationship With My Power Company

Photo reenactment of the “Derecho-geddon” that hit my house this weekend. And no, I do not live in a cornfield. Only near one–there is a big difference.

On Friday night while I was minding my own business, just chillaxing after an enjoyable day of copying at the National Gallery of Art. This brutish storm came along suddenly and crashed in on my otherwise very ordinary Friday night.  I have never in my life experienced a storm quite like this. As far as the eye could see were bolts of lightning touching the ground. So many bolts of lightning and so frequently did they appear that the entire sky was flashing like an eerie lightbulb about to go out . Then of course there was that tremendous wind that battered my house for about an hour which left us screaming like sissies and running down to the basement to hunker down alla Dorothy and Toto style. That evening we lost our power. And it did not return for almost 4 DAYS which ended–oh, just about 5 hours ago! And thus began my love/hate relationship with my power company, NOVEC.

But two wonderful things happened that are the direct result of my power company. 1). My power is back on – Woo Hoo! and 2).  I found out that 4 of my painting and drawing students (whom I teach in my studio) placed as finalists in the NOVEC Cooperative Living Magazine’s Youth Art Contest! And 3 of them SWEPT their entire Third Grade Division placing 1st, 2nd & 3rd!

My hearty congrats go out to Brooke Connolly, Claire Troiano, Anna Kelly and Eve Brown. Click on the link below to see their artwork on pages 15 & 16 of the current July 2012 issue of NOVEC Cooperative Living Magazine. I could not be more proud of you girls!  http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=116592

And NOVEC–I am big enough to say I was wrong in doubting you.

And yes, I take it all back.  Sheesh!

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