Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back to the Good ol' Days

It's amazing how one little thing disrupts our whole day. Some things, like blinking and breathing we take for granted--and other little things like electricity. However, try to do without them and see where that puts us.

You guessed it. My power went out today. I was in the middle of making dinner. (I think it's a rule that when the power goes out, it always goes out while dinner is being prepared.) We were having company and I was making shredded beef tacos. The beef had simmered all day in the crock pot, but was still rubbery.

When the power went out, the cooking stopped--the tv went black--no computer--no microwave. We can't open the refrigerator to get the cheese and lettuce without letting all of the cold out. Luckily we have a gas stove. After lighting it with a match, I was able to make the rice - oh, but my timer is electric. Luckily we have a couple of battery-run clocks.

The kids had no idea what to do with themselves. They ended up playing a game together and then going outside and playing with our dogs. My husband chopped the meat into fine shreds so no one could tell it was tough. (they could hardly tell.)

Did I mention that neither of our bathrooms has a window? Even in the middle of the day, when there are no lights on, it's dark in the bathroom.

I felt like a pioneer--and then I had to laugh. The pioneers wished they had it so good!


Valerie Ipson said...

Fun times! I guess we need that reminder every once in awhile of all that we are blessed with.

Zany G {Joyce} said...

Tina, ahhh the good ol' days... I remember on the farm not only having no electricity but we had to walk out into the middle of the cow correl to use the outhouse. But then you're too young to remember that fun experience. Yep we do take our life of modern day what-nots for granted don't we...