Morning T and Slicers,
YAY!!!!! I survived another Nor-ester without your company, without your insistence that we escape imprisonment. Cabin fever did not get the best of me until I lost power and felt darkness coming on me.
At 2PM the lights started flickering as I was catching up with my friend James. Just back from a week in Jamaica, he was not enjoying the snowstorm of the Adirondacks. But there was no way he was losing power- generator and a wood stove!
We kept chatting but I was on notice and by 2:30 I was sitting with the howling of the wind for company.
At first was tolerable. I had battery operated candles, a log in the fireplace, food and lots of power for my Kindles and phone with a few bricks of stored power to keep me connected to the outside- talking and texting.
I read for hours! I snacked… I was okay until… darkness set in..
A blanket of darkness…the howling wind…the apartment was losing its warmth…and time slowed down…
5 hours without power until, just before 8PM, without any announcement, power reappeared as if it never left and life returned to my space. News was back, the hum of heat, lights everywhere and I had power in my life again. I was back in business.
I try not to take power for granted . I try not to take anything for granted, but I can’t help it…
The wind is still present but I am getting out of here today. Lunch with my dad and family… No worries…