Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Summer sunrise bodes summer storm.
I close the windows, turn on the air conditioner and do the little tasks, like filling up water dishes, just in case of power loss. All it takes is one tree, on the power line's long span up the mountain, to fall over in heavy rain or get struck by lightning. Just one, and I'm out of power.
Up here, we are always the last to get our power back. Towns and roads with more people are the first priority. So batteries are stored, electronic devices are kept charged and lanterns are always handy. I just never know when I will need them, so they are always at hand. If I don't need them this time, today, then it will be next week or the week after. Such things are routine here. Preparedness is a way of life.