Don and I had another transport today. This was to the women’s prison. Another female that had never been to prison. However, she is a seasoned criminal. Although only 31 years old, she has been in every jail and detention center for miles and miles around. The really sad thing about it is that she has two children, 9 and 11 years old. They live with her mother and she doesn’t seem to care one wit about them.
It didn’t bother her in the least that she was going to prison. One thing that also surprised me was her appearance. I dealt with her when she was a juvenile. Even though she has been an addict since then, she looks better now than she did as a teenager. She isn’t emaciated and aged beyond her years. She is actually very pretty and nice looking. Which in her case is probably not a good thing, considering the crowd she hangs around with. Anyway, I’m getting off subject.
The trip down was very nice. She was cooperative and slept most of the way. We were the first ones there so we didn’t have to wait in line. The staff at the prison were friendlier than usual and very efficient. We were in and out in about 10 minutes. Sometimes it takes over an hour. Don took the scenic way back through the Flint Hills and we stopped for lunch at a Dairy Queen.
All was well until we got home! I walked in and noticed the fan was off and it wouldn’t turn on. Neither would the lights. We were without electricity. I checked my go-to source of information, Facebook, and found out that the power had been off all morning and they didn’t have any idea when it would be back on. That also explained why it was so hot in the house. It didn’t come on until after 3:00 in the afternoon. The up side of it was that Don and I sat and visited longer than normal. If the power had been on we would have each done our own thing and barely talked. But it sure was nice to have the house cool again when it came back on.
Loosing power is quite frequent in our town. Don absolutely hates it. I’m trying to get him to agree to move closer to the kids and grandkids so I, of course, used this today to remind him that if we moved we wouldn’t have to put up with this so often. LOL! I don’t think it worked.