15 October 2009

#288 Power Outage

For most of my life, I've felt that I was born in the wrong era. I thought for sure I should have been placed here pre-electricity and riding on horseback and living in a teepee. All that changed yesterday when our power went out BEFORE I had my shower! That old saying, "Don't put off to tomorrow what you can do today"... holds true for sure.
I did NOT feel like cleaning the kitchen after Jack had cooked dinner. (BIG hint in those last 4 words!) So I sat in candle light yesterday morning and looked at the mess I had left. Not a pretty sight - even in dim light.

I had emptied the tea kettle and hadn't re-filled it so we couldn't even have tea on the wood burning stove. Grrrrrrr...

I couldn't open the fridge for anything because we didn't know how long the power would be off and I didn't want any cold air to escape. I put pots outside to catch some rain water but that was too little too late.

I was able to see all the things that I had put off, that's for sure. It is amazing how we count on our electricity. It's one thing to live in a home w/o power as a choice and as a life style. Maybe I was born at the right time afterall.

My new checklist: Batteries?...check! Candles?...check! Water in jugs?...check! Clean kitchen?...check!


Norma said...

This is your nephew Andrew, like the blog and the pictures so far. Grandma says that you were born at the right time because your're her daughter.


Sandee said...

Andrew!! I LOVE YOU!!! Thanks for the note!

Amy said...

Awww....isn't that the sweetest comment!

Ashley & I have both said we should've been born 'Back a ways'....but, like you said, I NEED that shower every day!! I can entertain myself during the daytime with my crafts & read by lamp/candle light at night...even cook on the wood stove when need be...but I like my shower!!!