Last night we were watching the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild when our power went out. It was raining lightly, but it was not storming. There wasn't a great wind howling through our house. We didn't have any lightening or thunder. It was a nice, gentle spring rain.
As soon as the house went dark my husband and I stood still. We waited anxiously to hear the new generator start. It's the reason we installed the generator after all. When the power goes out, the generator automatically starts.
We held our breath for a few seconds and then we heard it. My first thought was that it was the most beautiful sound ever. My second thought was, "Man, that thing is loud."
Really, really loud to be precise.
Of course if we lost power for any length of time the entire neighborhood would have generators running so ours wouldn't sound so loud. We've lived through that before and you go to sleep with the noise and wake up with a headache because of the constant generator rumbling. And, that's not really a complaint. When you are without power you're happy to hear the generators.
We were pretty happy last night. The generator wasn't on for long, but it worked as we hoped it would. Now we know for certain that all the work was worth it.