Life as a Greenmonstr

Quilting and Other Facts of Life

Renewed appreciation

I love electricity. 

The snowstorm on Saturday night caused us to lose our electricity at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  When we emerged from the house on Sunday morning, the ground was covered with heavy wet snow.  There were trees down in our yard, on the sides of the street, and on the power lines everywhere.  Snowblower was of no use - it clogged the chute like play-dough. We made the best of it at first but it wears on you after a couple of days.  We have a gas stove, so we were able to cook on top of the stove, but we have a well, so no power = no water.  That really throws a kink in the works.  Luckily our high school has a generator and they opened four hours each night starting Monday so residents could shower and power up their cell phones.  They also served a simple warm meal which was great. 

The house got colder and colder.  This afternoon when I got home the house was 50 degrees and it was 60 outside, so I opened the windows in hopes of heating up the house.  There's a switch!

I sat outside on the steps today and read my Kindle for a while.  When I came in, the light over the stove was on.  It took a second to register - at first I thought I had left the stove burners on. Finally it sank in to my chilly brain - we had POWER!  I did a small victory dance!  Luckily, no one was there to see THAT!  It was 4:56 p.m. Thursday night.  

Electricity ROCKS!


Linda said:

And this is why I leave Ohio in the winter months! I don't know what part of the world you live in, but I sympathize with you. Yes electricity does rock!!

# November 4, 2011 10:43 AM

Pamela said:

Brings back memories of a '74 ice storm in my childhood here in Michigan. I wouldn't trade my winters for the warm south anyday, even though electricity is so necessary. I love the four seasons of Michigan.

I bet you're glad to be able to sew again!

# November 6, 2011 8:36 AM