Power outage, day 1
As the eighth inch of
snow hit the ground on Thursday evening, the electric line snapped and
fell into the yard. Out went our power.
first step, in the dwindling evening light, was to assess our power
stores. Laptops were shut down, then Mark assembled all of our
rechargeable batteries and lights. Unlike our last major power
outage, we now both have high quality solar flashlights, and Mark
several fully-charged drill batteries that go with a fluorescent
light. We even have candles from friends. But we still
hadn't gotten our solar panels hooked up, and we don't have
For that first night,
light was all we needed. Wood stoves ensured we stayed warm, and
the fridge and freezer would stand one night unopened. More on
phase two of our power outage adventure in another post.
Our heated chicken waterer went down with the rest of our electronics, but the weather stayed warm enough to keep the water thawed for our flock.
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