Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Let there be light...

There is nothing like the power going out to remind us of everything we take for granted. We had quite a lot of ice here and our power went out Saturday night and then came back on for a few hours while we were at church. It has been out again until just now (Tuesday midmorning). Thankfully my resourceful husband hooked up a generator so we could run some things in the house, like lights in the evenings so we could take the flashlights away from the crazy children and my sewing machine so I could work on some projects I really should have done a month ago. I am dependent on electricity for everything and found myself in a fowl mood without the "finer things in life" -- like going out to the garage to warm up milk for the baby on the camp stove and no hot baths or showers, let alone laundry that is piling high. Someone pointed out at our church service on Sunday that going without electricity forces us to simplify things and think about Jesus' birth. While that is true in the respect that we are without distracting entertainment (we can't go on the computer and my stir crazy 4 year old can't watch Cinderella and is forced to play with a flashlight), most of my life is harder without modern conveniences. So, here am I am just stating that I love my electricity and how easy my life is. I am very thankful for my house and all its fancy appliances and my handy, wonderful husband who made me happy by powering up the generator. Now back to reflecting on Jesus' birth in comfort....

5 comments:

Laura said...

So glad you love your electricity. I love electricity and power lines too!

Thank you for the Christmas music. It has brighten the sales department today.

Laura

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

Glad you have a smart husband that puts the generator outside instead of inside like one family here (they all ended up in the hospital half-dead with CO poisoning:-(
The only time the power went out here was when R was 10m old and I just sat in the dark with him while he slept. Your gift will be air-dropped about 12:30pm on Wednesday. Watch for falling wrapped objects!

Annie said...

I definately have been enjoying being trapped at home!! It's a time to relax and enjoy my family and if things don't get done, oh well.

Lindsay said...

I wondered about you guys, since you don't usually go that long without a post :). I figured either the electricity was out, or you were out of town!

I am so with you on the electricity thing. Even with the few little "blip" outages we had, it was enough for me!

Cathy said...

We went out yesterday to make a run to the store and to pick up my mom so she could do the same. When we got back, our electricity was out too. By the time we got all the candles, oil lamps and the fire going in the fireplace, the lights came back on. We were ready to hunker down. It was just the "icing on the cake". Ha! It has forced us to slow down (but I still don't like it much). Glad all is well. Merry Christmas!