On Wednesday night during a windy rainy thunderstorm, our electricity went out. OH MY. I dug through the junk drawer (I have three in the kitchen) for the flashlights. Out of four, one worked. Phew. Every time the power is out, I am beside myself with anger, disbelief and doubt.
Those beautiful woods that surround me also isolate me from multiple sources of power lines. There is only one and when it goes, well I'm in the dark. The house is all electric so there is no heat, no water and obviously no electricity. We were without power for 24 hours. The frig food was tossed. According to the internet my freezer food is okay. I'm going on faith.
So as I grumbled, scowled and froze my $## off in my house, I give to you the gratitude list:
-for the crewmen who work crazy hours round the clock giving back electricity. They are angels and I'm grateful (I'm not grateful for the electric company who doesn't hire enough crewmen and made me wait....)
-for a dear friend, who I can text at 6:30 a.m. and ask for a shower and some charging stations for my phone and ipad. For a cup of coffee after the shower and some sweet sitting relaxing and talking while waiting for a full charge.
-for my winter coat and a cowl that kept me warm in my house as I sat and read a book
-for a dinner out, WARM food and a hot cup of tea :)
-for Frodo who doesn't know what's going on and is covered in hair/fur and is snuggly warm
-for the comforts of home--modernism at it's finest
-for friends who prayed and my son-in-law who might have a direct line to God (or the crewmen...).
-for TV, Netflix, hairdryers, coffee makers, microwaves, ovens, turning on a light, the heat, flushing a toilet without a bucket of swimming pool water.
-OH the swimming pool!!! we have 36000 gallons of water to flush if needed :)
May you have a wonderful weekend full of electricity!!