Friday, November 2, 2012

A Minor Inconvenience

 Just after midnight on Wednesday, I awoke, gasping for breath. My CPAP had cut off.  I lay there awhile, trying to see if I might be able to go back to sleep without it, and finally just came out to sit on the recliner for the rest of the night.  (sleep apnea+asthma.) Thus begins the 42 hours of  "camping."
A call to PG & E told us it would be back on at 4:00. OK, We can do this We forget how much we depend on electricity. I feel so much empathy for the people on the east coast who are trying to get by in the wake of Sandy.

Next call to PG&E gives us Midnight.
The loss of electricity in my case ended a flushing potty, a working house phone, incoming well water, incoming creek water, lights, TV, (OMG, I missed the CMA's)
 Refrigerator, (these are some of the items we had to toss.) Stove, Oven, Internet, Cell phone, Lap Top
Three freezers.                 Charging things...outside on the deck.
               Must Get  Fuel for... Super Hero Generator.
Who saved two freezers.

The power came back on several hours earlier than they thought.  We watched our community's hardship story on the news, and then the national news made me feel silly for fretting over our little inconvenience.  Donate.


Keetha Broyles said...

Great post, girlie!

I remember once our E went out in a big storm and stayed out for several days. I couldn't even find a candle that put out enough light to let me read.

I too felt pitiful.

But you are soooo right - - - it was NOTHING compared to what those in the path of a huge natural disaster are having to cope with.

Lori E said...

We are so dependent on electricity aren't we. Flushing the toilet or pumping from the well didn't occur to me and it should have since we have a cabin with a well.
When the power is out I always reach for a light switch when I walk into a room out of habit.
We have a gas stove so I can still cook when the power is out. My sister bought me a thermal French press to make coffee in once I boil water on the gas stove will I grind the coffee beans with no power.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry for the trouble you went through. Praying for those who were hit really hard with Sandy's destruction.