Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Isn't it amazing how much we rely on electricity?  We've had so much rain that the ground couldn't hold some of the trees when the winds picked up.  I went about 30 hours without power along with over 2,000 other folks here.  For all I know there are some still without power.  The EMC called out for help from other places and yesterday I observed at least two dozen power trucks parked together in one spot one town over.  When I called the power company to let them know I still didn't have power the young lady on the other end started to explain about how there were so many people without power and that others had been brought in, etc.. I then asked her about all those idle trucks.  About 20 minutes later I had power.  Hmmmmm. 
Being without power shows us just how much we rely on it.  I'm fine for a few days if need be but miss the light most.  I can stay warm in the winter.  I wish I had a gas stove, but can cook on the wood stove in the basement.  I'm beginning to rethink food supplies.  Hate to think of those in the cities if the grids go down.  Gives one something to ponder once in a while.
Y'all have a good day.


Sixbears said...

Nothing like a real world situation to focus the mind. Wouldn't it be nice to have even a small solar electric system that could run a few LED lights?

Glad you are doing well.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Yep, sure is a lesson, isn't it? After Hurricane Ike when we had no power for 14 days or so, we had kind of gotten used to it, I guess, and then it did come back on. I did get tired of grilled meat, though.
Glad all is beginning to settle down now for you..

Momlady said...

Wish I could afford a solar system, Sixbears. I'd really be all set then. Thanks for stopping by.
Baby Sis...glad I didn't have to go 14 days. I don't have enough water put aside to flush the toilets for that many days. Going to put aside more though. Glad you stopped by.

HermitJim said...

Even a small solar system would furnish enough LED lights to make ma big difference. If I were going to stay here for several years, I would come up with some sort of solar system, no matter how small.

Glad you are doing OK, my friend!