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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Return from Cold Darkness


Yesterday afternoon the strong winds claimed a nearby tree. In turn the tree claimed an electrical line. And to return the favor the electric line claimed the tree by burning it. These acts of nature and energy left us without "power" for some 15-hours on the coldest day and evening of the season thus far. We lit a fire in the fireplace, lots of candles, ate Kent pizza and antipasto as we sipped ale and played rummy before piling a couple extra quilts on the bed and hoping the sound of furnace might wake us before too long.

6:30 AM the sound of heat returning through the baseboards woke us. I opted to stay under the covers as long as I could before preparing to leave for the breakfast and errands we had planned for the day. It was a welcome chore, for the little hut was warm and welcoming when we returned.

8 comments:

Divaeva said...

...sounds like a snugglin' good time to me!
Glad things are toasty and back to the norm for you guys! *hugs*

Cloudwalker Wolf said...

Lovely quiet candlelight and pizza. Big comfy quilts and cuddling, it doesn't get much better. Blessings my friend.

catspaw said...

What a nice way to make something good out of a bad situation. Things like that make me think of those not so long ago who didn't have the luxury of power on demand and make me feel very lucky indeed.

Mitchypoo said...

It sounds comfy cozy, but i've had an evening like that, had to sleep in my long down jacket, and i was freezing! Glad your power is back. I really like your blog!

faerwillow said...

~sometimes it takes something out of left field for us to embrace a simple life...i do enjoy moments when our power has gone out...dark & quiet and great moments spent together savoring eachothers company...but happy to hear that your heat was returned! brightest blessings~

Walk in the Woods said...

There was, without doubt or question, comfy coziness in that power-outage. And a message from Nature as well. Despite the cooooold. :)

jennifer said...

You made the power outage sound appealing. Glad you kept warm and all is well.

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