Because of the storm early Saturday morning I spent last nearly-40 hours without electricity. It’s an interesting perspective on things. You realize how much you depend on a constant stream of fresh, juicy power coming into your house.
The big thing is the refrigerator. As the food starts to get warmer and warmer you’ve gotta calculate how long it will be before the power is back on, and with no working phonelines or a TV or a computer or an internet connection it’s kinda hard to sniff it out.
Usually the power is back on shortly after the outage. It was clear in the morning that this wasn’t one of those outages. I called the power company today on the last of my cellphone battery and they said, worst-case, it could be end of day Tuesday. Yikes.
You start thinking differently without reliable power. Simple tasks become much harder, some things become impossible and you have to be wily and inventive. The weird thing was how much I got done around the house. Tasks that has been sitting around forever got completed. Overall, I can’t complain. But I’m glad it’s over.