Woke up with a start today, drip drip drip of rain on the gutters, and a low pitched howling of the wind. I glanced up at the clock to a blank screen. OH SHOOT, I had read the forecast on my iphone for rain, but had not considered storm, whoops. My thoughts immediately focused on my freezer, an object of significant activity of late.
With much of our fall harvesting done, the significant amount of it frozen, the freezer has become of huge importance.
So I asked Ken, the time, he said 6:25, I then asked if he knew how long it had been out. “It was on at 6:10 when I last looked”. So at least that was a relief that it had not been out all night.
Next concern is about the office. It is Monday morning and Ken works Mondays. Our office is small and central in a little mall 2 blocks from here. SO we have windows at the front and windows at the back and nothing else. Our office runs off of computers, all the charts are electronic, but it is a secure internet based system, and so as long as we have our laptops charged, and our iphones charged, we have access to the charts.
We have been here for a year and a bit now, and though the power goes out, it seems this year, once a month, we have yet to work a day in the office without power.
I fell asleep last night reading a book about a woman trying to make it on her own in Michigan in rural area on fixed income, canning, preserving and making it through the winter. Of course the chapter last night was when the power went out in snow storm.
SO the next place my thoughts this am went to was wood stoves. We have been living in our house now for a year almost to the day. We moved in long before it was done, and it is still not completely done, but we ran out of funds and thought we would prioritize things as we would afford them.
Ken has been all for getting a big generator, I would rather spend the considerable amount that that would cost, to make our house more independant, such as a wood stove. I decided that today is the day to look at wood stoves, since it is not cold yet, it will be soon enough, and I sure do not want to wake up cold in January.
I thought I would try to get back to writing blog, but in short spurts, when I am feeling like writing, so this is my first new attempt.
Since the power was out, I could not post it until now.
So this is our new house, and there is a total neurotic next door who draws the property line in Round up, even though it is a spare lot.