My sister and I each have certain connections to the outside world we can’t live without. Mine is an internet connection, her’s is the sound of a TV. Which is why when the power is out AGAIN (it was off earlier today) I’ve got the laptop fired up and she’s got 8 D batteries in a Sony TV watching Wheel of Fortune. Not that she’d normally be watching that mind you, but just that it’s “noise” to the outside world.
So for me my “fuzzy safety blanket” is a computer with an IM session going where even Dad can ping me when I’m on a trip and check that I’m safe in the hotel (yes.. Dad still checks in on me). But it goes to show you how much both my sister and I are dependent so much on power. Without power and energy there’s not much that you can do. I’d argue that energy is a key element in any business.
But we found tonight that we needed batteries as well,, for the cell phone, for the TV, for the laptop, for the Kitchen area…. yeah… I didn’t get out of doing the dishes though…dang… the City of Fresno has generators for the water wells so our water still works.
<edit: http://www.fresnobee.com/updates/story/100035.html it was a birds nest that started the power outtage, and it didn’t come back on until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning>