After the storm passed week before last, leaving a small group of 10 or so homes in our neighborhood without power, internet, phone, cable, for a couple of days, I was thinking about what it was like 102 years ago when this house was built. No TV, computers, clamor. No AC, the windows wide open all the time.
Things were less convenient. But the simple pleasures were still there. Just like they are now.
See all the tee shirts hanging on the railings?
Just before the power went out, I had the bright idea of taking almost all of Mister's tee shirts and washing them in a special, 3 hour long, "Stain" cycle in the washing machine. Three hours? A bit excessive, perhaps, but I thought it would be worth a try.
Didn't know we'd lose power.....and the washing machine would be......
Locked. Shut. Couldn't open it. I hoped there was still some soap in there to help slow the mildew.
And that Mister could come up with some shirts to wear.
But we do have a generator. My parents gave it to us when they moved. It's very, VERY loud. We used it to finish the wash cycle after a day or so. Then Mister took all his shirts out and spread them around the place to dry. The super long stain cycle worked, he said!
The garage (above) got a lot of water running through it, so we opened it up to air out.
The little lamps that Mister set up around the house so we could see at night gave off a cosy light....in the kitchen, in the family room.
My mom gave me this dahlia for Easter. So pretty! I read that rabbits do not eat dahlias, so I got some more and put them out front.
So....the simple time of no power is over. For us, it wasn't too bad, because of the generator.
We did turn off the generator at night, for the neighbors' sake. However, when I got up to get ready for work Saturday-morning-on-a-holiday-weekend-at-5:45AM (gulp) to fire that baby up, I did feel a twinge of guilt!
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