It snowed,it snowed a lot and suddenly that silence when all electronic devices go quiet ,no power, power failure no big deal,but if you live alone and youve got PD ITS A BIT DIFFERENT.
Oops, not quite alone I forgot ginger my cat.I may need him to help me thermoregulate, no electricity required,just a bowl of food and a tickled chin and Ive got my hot water bottle.
Next thing, well the phone all elctronic these days, but I do have old faithful the plug and go phone,simple but indispensable,no address book,but I try and remember numbers rather than pre-dials, brain excersise pays off I ring my sons,tell them to put the helicopter and 4 WD away,I have got meds food and candles[omitted the candles]or they would be here before I needed rescuing.Woa boys I need a little adventure and challenge and its great to know your there if I need you.
Candles very popular gifts,Ive a cupboard full and matches to even better.
A parki person a cat and candles,probably quadruple the danger and my insurance policy.So maximum saftey maximum light.Decide on my bedroom dont want to be moving things later,nice big church candle three wicks on a large marble top dressing table clutter rellocated[Im not perfect dumped on floor].
Next thing pills at the ready a drink a snack a good book,one from the pile,suffering negelect,vow to make an effort to keep in touch with real books,the hard copy that is.
Darkness and coldness descend but ginger and I are cosily cosseted and warm,candles out and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Normal power expected with new day horror of horrors its worse no phone now,temptation to panic, just a little is healthy to much and your floored pills or not.
Hotwater plentiful so wash dress think and plan.
Sensibilities tell me, I am warm enough,enough food to last a week or more enough bodyfat to last a whole lot longer.
Then I remember the pink barbeque bucket unused and ready to go ,clear some snow and were soon sizzling bacon and sausages, suddenly just as I am savouring the delightful smell of hot food,my senses are assaulted by noise alarms beeps inside and out, we have power again.
Adventure over I scurry into my kettle tea glorious tea,with my barbequed fare.Delicious beyond compare,I havnt forgotton what there is to appreciate in life at the simplest level.I missed the cockrels this morning ,there definitley not electronic,no doubt there normal service will resume soon .