Yesterday, we got hit with a blizzard. What a nice ‘Welcome Back Home’ that little treat was. Our electricity went out almost immediately as soon as the 60mph winds hit our area. We don’t anticipate getting our electricity back for several more days. Ah, the benefits of living in the country!
Thankfully, after living here for 17 years, we have a generator! But ever since Nick’s heart diagnosis, he’s been warned not to lift anything above 50 pounds. Our generator is 150 pounds! Again, thankfully we stored it close by our home and Nick had an easy time setting it up. Plus, we had cash on hand to buy gas, if and should the gas stations be cut off from electricity also.
We only keep the generator running for a few hours at a time. We do NOT keep it running overnight while we are sleeping. Which can cause us to awake in a very cold house! So far, so good. Been there. Done that. Next time however, when calamity hits us yet once again, we will have installed a permanent generator connected to our home. Nick is getting too old for this sort of cave-man existence. And I personally love my cup of tea, a warm home and my remote control!
To see some photos of our area, click here. Nick made this quick video: