No Power Thoughts

The thoughts that ran through my mind were thick with the panic of the stricken.  I was worried about the chicken in the freezer and the milk.  Please, not the milk.  Our children run on skim.

Then I remembered the generator, what with its 1000 watts of pure power, readily capable to run the refrigerator.  If the power stays out through the evening, we will just open the door for light.  Seems wasteful, but generator power is free!

Free — in that I’m spending $3.75/gallon.  This reminds me — we need to get gas for the generator.  Where is it?  Citgo, whose pumps require electricity to run.

Oh, no.  The chicken.  The milk.  The precious and mysterious eggs.  How does one know if they’ve gone bad?

Nothing the ol’ Black & Decker power converter won’t fix.  Leave the engine running, plug it into the cigarette lighter socket, and run an extension cord out to the truck.  And when it runs out of gas…

Oh, right.

I’ll have to talk to my neighbors.  Oh no.  Not analog facebook.

I should have prepared for this.  I should have gotten lots of water.  They always tell you to get plenty of water.  Canned goods.  An easily-forgotten can opener.  Firewood. First aid kit.  Firearms.  Lead-plated walls.  Plastic and duct tape for the bio hazards and chemical warfare. I should have been more ready.  Why didn’t I get ready for the inevitable?

I can’t even complain about our sour milk via twitter!  What am I going to…

Power’s back.

Oh, good.  Ha!

That dog is making a funny face!  I will use it to create a new meme!

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson
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