Saturday night we had an ice storm, painting every nook and cranny with ice. ...just beautiful.
We lost electricity for a little over 24 hours - a blessing to have all seven children together, without the older ones going off to look at a laptop, but instead play board games and draw.
I have to admit, though, that I was quite relieved when it came back on this morning around 10:00 am.
While we lived for over two years without the convenience, I have become accustomed to it and we simply do not have the proper systems in place. Although I am sure we could come up with some if it was necessary. It reminds me of how easy it is to take convenience for granted. I cooked all the meals on the wood stove while we were with out and washed dishes with just a pan full of hot water to wash and then a pan to rinse. (The hot water heated on the wood stove as well.) When one isn't forced to do something, it sure is hard to be disciplined to do so.