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Thursday, December 2, 2010

2nd Day of December



December certainly started with a lot of encouragement....NOT!!!!  We lost power for 4 hours!  The good news is that it was only 4 hours.  I have spoken with friends and family this morning who are STILL without power.  So it could be much worse.
It's crazy how natural it is to walk into a room and flip the light switch.  In that 4 hour period I can't even tell you how  many times I did that.  Or walk to the faucet for some water.  Things I just "expect" to work.  
Most tasks I'm involved in during the day require voltage!  During a power outage I have to think about what to do.  Unfortunately my lantern wasn't working.  I pulled out a dozen or so tea lights, put them on a plate and lit them.  Not much light there!  My son gave me his flashlight so I could read.  We tried playing cards, but my eyesight is not that great in subdued light.  So we just sat around a talked!  Hmmmm......maybe it wasn't so bad afterall ;)


What do you do when you are without power?  Hopefully I won't need to use any ideas you may have, but just in case, please share!


***oh yea, on a side note, I woke to a blanket of white!  (yuck)  I have to keep telling myself, "it could be worse", but "I hate winter" is taking up mind space right now


8 comments:

  1. I'm sure you will remember this December 1st for awhile. Four hours without power wouldn't be find, especially if it was cold and you relied on electricity for heat. It is amazing how quiet it is too when the power goes out, we get used to hearing the noise the computers and fridge, etc make and then suddenly it is absolutely quiet. The last time we lost electricity was during the day when they were converting old wires so it was bright sunshine and I could read. Otherwise, I'm sure we would do what you guys did talk :)

    I won't say it is 80 degrees and bright sunny here today :)

    betty

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  2. Thankfully we use wood for heat ;)
    Thanks, Betty, for NOT telling me that it is 80 degrees there...I so appreciate your NOT telling me that! hehe

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  3. Where are you, Betty, that it could be 80 degrees? According to the US weather map I saw, there are no really warm places in the country. I wish it was 80 here, like it was 3 days ago!
    As to power outages...sleep...especially if it's dark due to night or storm. We have just sat in the dark and talked. Not a bad idea at any time.

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  4. First thanks for stopping by this morning. I loved your comment. Thank you.
    Second, thanks for following me, I am doing the same but you know what, it's not cuz you did it first, it's because what I've read makes me want to come back for more.
    Have no electricity is no fun but up where I am it happens quite often. Sometimes just an hour at a time, sometimes an evening/night at a time. We get pretty creative for meal times and what not and in the winter we have a generator to help us stay warm.
    Take care and have a blessed evening. I'm off to read a bit more. :o)

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  5. Thanks for the follow Cindy! I am now following you:)
    tara
    thesmalltownmom.com

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  6. Thanks for the follow Cindy! I am now following you:)
    tara
    thesmalltownmom.com

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  7. Where are you, Betty, that it could be 80 degrees? According to the US weather map I saw, there are no really warm places in the country. I wish it was 80 here, like it was 3 days ago!
    As to power outages...sleep...especially if it's dark due to night or storm. We have just sat in the dark and talked. Not a bad idea at any time.

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