Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Power Went Out
They had no power, just human and animal power. I wonder if they read books by candle light? This is a very sturdy house and one older friend said the people who built this place were riverboat captains. They had money back in the day.
LuAnn came home with Brynn before her mom came to take her home. We lighted candles and just sat and talked in the dim light. I couldn't get my mind off what it was like when dad was born and there was no electricity. We take it for granted.
LuAnn said Oh No, the night of the big game! NCAA finals are on now since the power came back on but I really enjoyed a couple of hours with no electricity. We have went a few days without power in the last ten years here but it just makes me appreciate what we have.
So much has changed since this house was built. The wind is roaring outside here on the big hill but the fields are ready to plant. My friends can't believe we have had 25 inches of rain since October 1 but we have. We live in a place where the Gulf Stream ends and we often get TOO much moisture. Once in awhile the power goes out but we always survive. We live in that age.
I bought LuAnn a small generator to keep essentials going but we haven't even used it. What we have is that dependable. I priced a generator to operate the house and it was $10,000. That's a small price to pay to keep a farmstead going but we really haven't needed it.
I actually appreciated the power going out for a bit. I probably wouldn't feel like that if it was off for days. All of our food would spoil like it did in the inland hurricane in September 2008 or the ice storm we had in the winter of 2004 and we had first moved here.
What do you do when your power goes out?