Sunday, August 1, 2010

If the tree falls..

When a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound? WELL....this tree did this morning!!! The tree fell across power lines putting everyone in the dark, so to speak.
It is 2 p.m. and I am enjoying my first cup of coffee. I am always an early riser, but this morning, I was much too slow. Rather suddenly at 6:55 a.m., the electricity went off. Being in the mountains, we are used to these "often" interruptions. But, this one went on for over 6 1/2 hours. We drove to the other side of the lake to the restaurant and they were in the same boat. No electricity!! The Trout went fishing. Does not need electricity for that. I started a new novel. But, the time got a little long.
Then we started discussing dinner. We have a flattened chicken marinating in the refrigerator that we were going to charcoal grill tonight. We have an electric starter for the grill and refuse to use that smelly lighter stuff. Well, we could grill it on the gas grill. Such decisions! Relax!! All is taken care of now. The chicken will be grilled under bricks (supplied by our bricklayer son-in-law) on the charcoal grill, indirectly, and all is well with the world. I hope the chicken will look well enough for a posting.
Appreciate your electricity, and if it should go off, appreciate the quiet. There is a lot of quiet!!!


  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Just imagine our ancestors' lives. They, not that long ago, even into my memory, had no such thing as modern conveniences such as electricity. We are really spoiled now. I know, though that you and Dale will know how to deal with it. Both of you are survivors. rw

  2. Glad you are back to normal. How did we survive in the old days!!! I now cannot imagine life without the internet, but I did survive for many years without it. I even remember when we first had a black and white TV!!!!! Those were the days:-) Yep fishing is a good way to survive. Diane

  3. Going without power for a few hours is a good reminder of what life was like just a few years ago. We quickly get dependent on all the popular gadgets. What would life be like without a cell phone and internet..probably a little less hectic.

    I told my grandson that there was no such thing as TV when I was his age and he looked at me like I was from another planet.

  4. I sometimes like to imagine the quiet with no electricity, but certainly we must appreciate it. How else can we have that cup of coffee or tea in the morning.

  5. Just because no one heard it crash does not mean it doesn't affect ones day! Your flower pictures are very pretty...King Solomon would have loved to been clothed in such spender!

  6. I'm always amazed at just had incapacitating an electrical outage can be. Alas, no coffee upon awakening--that would be hard to take!!


  7. I have to admit I'd go a little stir crazy if my power was out that long. It not too bad during the day but if it goes out in the evening and we are all sitting around in the dark silence, we run out of things to do. I'd love to try cooking with bricks this way!

  8. Susan, such beauty! you must feel absolutely amazing being there and absorbing all that.

    No power... we find things to do that do not require it, like starting a new book. ;) In the winter we will have occasional outages as a Douglas fir falls across some power line. Cannot imagine why lines are not run underground these days.

  9. Oh, my goodness, Susan. Your photos are absolutely beautiful! We have been and still are on vacation... but, this is my first chance to catch up on blogging! Grandson takes precedence over ALL when he is around (napping now)! So glad you came by so I could find my way to your blog. I love golf, too. And, the yarn in the haruni shawl is: Araucania Italia Solid Color 2019. I think if I made it again, I would use a bit heavier yarn with lots of drape and a larger needle. I added 16 rows and it was still a small shawl.

    Thanks so much for stopping by! It was a pleasure to visit here.