Britt-Arnhild laments that there are no snowdays in Norway
a fire in the hearth, hot chocolate, books, an opera on the cd player……instead of struggling in the snow morning and afternoon, I am told that other places around the
world have such snowdays….
I don’t like to gloat
But we’ve just had two in 4 days!
The house was so quiet and peaceful. I was tucked up under a cozy blanket in my reading chair. The tea kettle was singing on the stove. The kids were watching a movie in the family room.
the power went off …
Storms + power = fun
Storms – power = not quite so much fun
We were prepared.
It’s not unusual to lose power when you live on an Island.
We had buckets of water, a charged flashlight, an oil lamp and candles – and plenty to eat.
And we enjoy the peace and quiet. It’s like living in simpler, pioneer days. I always imagined myself living in “Little House” times …
The family gathered around the fire.
The lovely glow of lamplight and candles – soft and inviting.
So quiet – no constant electrical humming noises
No computers, no tv, no showers, no flush toilets …
No showers and no flush toilets??
That’s when the novelty wears dangerously thin.
Yup, after 28 hours of no power and melting snow to flush toilets, I am not entertaining any romantic “Little House” dreams.
I’m on the edge of cranky.
Around 4 this afternoon, I heard a sudden noise – a sputter and then a low, lovely mechanical hum – fridge and pump!
It didn’t take Roger and I but 5 minutes before we had the dishwasher, washer, and dryer joining in the chorus.
And my 17 yr old daughter is still enjoying a long, hot shower.
And I’m on my laptop, writing to you
And I’m glad.
I guess I’m not pioneer stock.