The start of day number two without power.
Being without power and being inconvenienced by a lack of electricity is admittedly a first world problem. However, when you live in the first world, electricity is an expectation. So, being without electricity generally sucks.
One option is buying a generator–Mary and I have talked about it–but it would likely change the dynamic, and the appreciation we have of something as amazing as electricity.
I’m guessing that CMP will get our power back on today. Even if it’s later in the day, it won’t be bad–daylight isn’t bad at all–especially if you don’t require gadgetry to make you happy.
The wood stove has been keeping us warm, the sun offers abundant light, and we have leftovers from yesterday’s feast at Aunt Tomato’s.
Mary and I will be fine until darkness descends once again. Then, maintaining an optimistic outlook becomes harder with night fall and no electricity.