Day 5 without power
Makes blogging sort of difficult, except when in the office like today.
We lost our electric at 10PM Saturday. I had my generator ready to roll since it was obvious this storm would destroy many trees. But the generator only powers so much.
I don't have it wired into the house. Instead I take heavy duty extensions all over the house to power the fridge, the sump pump, the freezer, a few lamps and Mrs. Hampster's TV and DVD player. No cable or phone either. I've also hacked my boiler so we do have heat and hot water.
Just ducky! Living with a headlamp attached to me like a third eye. Getting up at 6 to fill the generator and our neighbor's who had the recent shoulder surgery. Then off to the gas station to fill the 2 or 3 5 gallon jugs of fuel.
Oh! I forgot little Lola. We have the grand puppy for two weeks and of course I need to feed and walk her first, then come home at lunch to walk her again since the former O'bot is still recovering from hip surgery and disc outages.
But dang if the main thing I wonder is, and the thing I've tweeted about is...
Does being without power, going to work without a shower, eating only cold food, no TV and no good light for 1/2 the day. Does it give the Greedy Wingers any empathy towards those who live this way 365?
p.s. The photo is of 1/3 of our shade maple which I'll be attacking with the chain saw this weekend.ShareThis