Sunday, June 19, 2011

Making The Best Of A Power Outage

Power outages sure are more common here in the South, probably due to few underground power lines and trees with shallow root systems. We've been without power since about 5:15 pm yesterday. Actually, we've been fairly lucky so far where our outages have been measured in hours and not days like some other folks in our development.

Last night we fixed dinner on the grill...we had breakfast for dinner...sausage patties and scrabbled eggs in a heavy pan heated by the grill and toast toasted on the grill.

Fortunately, Sweetie is Mr Electricity and already had the house wired up so we just have to plug the generator into outlets (A and B lines serving different parts of the house) and wisely use amps.

A person really needs a good cup coffee during these difficult times! Boy, does this thing use the amps, so you plan amp usage when it's time to have a coffee.

We got this low decibel generator when we did primitive camping up North and it's been worth every penny so far (low decibel generators are more costly that the big powerful beasts). Sweetie was shopping online this morning (ran another extension cord up to the loft) for a big noisy beast that will even handle the AC and water heater.OK...time to get organized for another cup of coffee.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know power outages are such a problem your side. Rarely it happens here. Isn't it amazing how we'd love to have a cup of coffee when there's a problem to make it?! :)