I was thinking last night about how I could still post my blog today as I made a promise to myself, and anyone who reads my blogs, that I would post every Monday. Now I know that an ice storm probably qualifies as an extraordinary circumstance, but I was determined. I had made plans to go to a friend’s house, where she had heat, light, and best of all, internet
Luckily I have a laptop so it would be simple enough to trot it to her house and be back in business. Good to have contingency plans isn’t it? But did I really? When I asked her for her security password for her WiFi, she said that she couldn’t remember what it was and hadn’t ever turned it off. Okay, what next? Well, the public libraries are open, but further away. It was beginning to seem like a task that wasn’t meant to happen. That would mean a failure on my part however, and I wasn’t going to go down that easily.
Then, luck of luck, our power came back on. Oh blissful sound as the furnace sprung to life. So here I am at my own desk, writing this missive. There is a saying that goes something like this: life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. Too appropriate today.
After I am done, the computer is going to be turned off again because I am mindful that the power could go out again and besides, there are literally still hundreds of people in the city still without heat and light.
We were lucky, in that we had options and extra sweaters. We pulled a cooler into the kitchen and loaded it up with some of the ice that was causing havoc. I will chuck out any food that may be suspect and carry on. It is still cool in the house but warming up nicely. It will be a little while before I take my creature comforts for granted.
I hope you enjoy your creature comforts too and appreciate being able to sit in a warm house and have food on the table. The next blog you read will be after Christmas day has passed, after the presents have been opened and the turkey eaten. I will talk about my business plans for the new year and want to hear about yours.