Thursday, October 06, 2005


Luckily our coffee pot had just finished brewing when the electricity died yesterday morning at 8:07 AM. My wife, son and dog spent most of yesterday in my office. Rob, our very giving friend, allowed us to crash at his place last night. He is from Georgia. Our discussion centered around the fact that this much snow in October is just WRONG!
Our power was restored at 2:03 this afternoon and we are thankful. There is only so much one can do on a gas camping stove inside a small house.

Things we made with our camping stove included hot chocolate, warm milk for our boy, grilled cheese sandwiches and vegetable soup. Every now and again I would sneak in a hand-warming from the blue flame. Ahh, warm hands and asphyxiation.

We are thankful for electricity. In the words of He-Man "I have the power." (echo, echo, echo)

1 comment:

the hamster said...

in boy scouts we learned how to make hambugers over a tin can. i did it once - just to get my cooking merit badge. i've been in several black out situations. never once has it crossed my mind to save the meat from the freezer and make burgers. but i've made patties in a blackout, if you know what i mean.