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Friday, September 02, 2011

Observations On Living Without Electric For 5 Days

• You feel like you are living in a parallel universe
• You note how busy the breakfast trade is at the local Wawa - is directionally proportionate to those who still don’t have electric
• You begin to develop night vision
• That garden solar rock light makes a swell reading lamp
• The tea lights last long enough until you decide you may as well pack it in and just go to bed
• You finally give up and throw away the food in the fridge and freezer and in doing so find stuff you never even knew was in there
• You buy that small overpriced container of milk because it’s easier to keep chilled with that bag of ice you’re going to have to replace the next day anyway
• After having dinner at Chick-fil-A you order 2 chicken salad sandwiches to go with ice and they say no problem
• You have electric toothbrush power until the last person has brushed their teeth on the morning of day 5
• At least you’re finally saving some money from that huge electric bill from the AC being on all summer
• The laundry is piling up to the point where you’re actually considering breaking down and going to the Laundromat
• You think if you wash all the dishes in the dishwasher by hand that that will make the power magically come back on
• You ride with the sunroof open to dry your hair
• You run the car just to charge your cell phone
• You’re wondering why the Optimum guy is sitting in his truck with a generator chained to the pole with the cord running up it, when no one has electric
• . . . . even the dog is bored . . . . .



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