Saturday, September 25, 2010

Five days later, the power is back!

One thing for sure, makes me realize how dependent we have become “on the grid” and how envious I am of those who are able to live “off the grid”, even for short periods of time. Fortunately, no significant damage except maybe to the food in the freezer. Probably a thousand dollars worth of meat and stuff there. Most of it seems to be still relatively frozen, so I’m going to take a chance and not throw it out. Fridge is a different matter. Some stuff there after four days and a bit which I don’t think is safe. Thanks to the power crews who worked through some very nasty weather and sympathies for all of those people who have lost so much. Our thoughts are with you.


Wisewebwoman said...

Just a note to self.
When power outage happens don't open the freezer but wrap it in quilts and blankets and food will hold for at least 3 days if not 4.

ViewPoint2010 said...

I think I got off ok as far as the freezer goes, but I have to remember that the power may have been on for a few hours before I had a chance to check back on it Friday, so everything may have re-frozen. I'll know soon enoug when I pull out some pork chops or something and let them thaw. Wrapping the freezer is a good idea. One I'll remember for next time. >groan<