Four days without power gets you thinking. Thinking about the great invention of electricity. Thinking about our dependence upon it. Thinking about survival skills. Thinking about fortitude and attitude.
My family has been lucky. We have a fireplace, plenty of wood, running water, and camping equipment for cooking. Many have been less fortunate and need help from others. Many have left their cold homes in search of hotel rooms. (We did this for one night and decided we would rather tough it out at home.)
Working has been difficult. We drove 40 miles to find Internet and a place to charge our devices. We found a Panera Bread that was open, and competition for outlets was fierce. One man had brought a power strip with him so his three daughters could plug in their laptops. Looking at everybody with their electronics was interesting, laughable, and maybe a bit pathetic. Our days are dependent upon plastic and electricity.
The power will be back soon. Meanwhile we will limp along with our car chargers and the generosity of others. This power outtage has me thinking, though, about how quickly life changes without power.
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Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, RESE, CFA
Century 21 MetroWest
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Westborough MA 01581
Serving the Route 9/20 Corridors of Central Massachusetts
Sturbridge to Westborough
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