A Mighty Wind

If you have been watching the weather channel, you probably think that northwest Washington is about to slide into the sea, or has blown north into Canada!  It’s been a rather amazing time of rain and wind and power outages.  Van and I were without power for about 24 hours, and some folks are still without.  It’s a terrible itchy feeling to know that there’s nothing you can do.  We both rely heavily on electricity, not just for keeping the refrigerator cold and the rooms warm, but also the computers and sewing machines and lights functioning!  We are prepared enough to have a couple of Coleman lanterns and a camp stove, so we could warm up soup and heat water for tea, but we both had a case of the fidgets!  So we played a lot of Scrabble and gin rummy, and tried to catch up on our reading, but the light from the lanterns just wasn’t good enough for beading!  Nerts!

In the grand scheme of things, of course, this was not life threatening or a true crisis.  And things are back to semi-normal today.  If anything, these occurences remind me just how little I am really in control of, and that gratitude for the things I take for granted – like electricity – should be closer to the surface as I go through my days.

What are you grateful for today?

One Response to “A Mighty Wind”

  1. linnerlu Says:

    Hi Larkin, welcome to the world of blogging (Hi Van!) I’m grateful for having run into you (several times!) at Quilt Festival, and receiving my “booster shot” of Larkin Laughter that one really should have at least once a year. I’m glad you’re electrically back up-and-about, too.
    cheers!
    Linda

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