Ice On The Mountain!
Published: Mon, 01/03/22
It's a gorgeous afternoon here in the North Georgia mountains! The sun is out, the birds are flying at lightning speed and the squirrels are being, well, squirrely. :)
However the day did not start out as heart warming as it turned out to be. Around 3:15 a.m. we woke up to no electrical power. We called the Georgia Power phone line and the automated message apologized for the inconvenience and promised that the power would be back up by 4:10 a.m. However, at 6:00 a.m. the power was still out and the friendly message said they were working on figuring out an estimate as of to when the power would be back on. Meanwhile, it was still pitch black, very windy, and there was about a quarter inch of snow on the ground that was quickly turning into ice.
It felt like a pop quiz Mother Nature threw at us to test how prepared we were. I'd say we were at about an 8 out of 10. Not bad.
- No cold shower, yay! No power means no water (we have a well) which means we did not have to take our usual morning cold shower.
- All electronic devices were fully charged from the night before.
- Broke out our little gas stove and made our delicious french press morning coffee.
- Got to test some of our brand new emergency lights and figured out that we need to turn the sensor option off.
- Got to use our ryobi table light and reminded ourselves that we need to keep as many of the batteries charged as possible.
- I did not get mad at myself (or Tim for that matter) for having not charged the second solar generator we had just purchased.
- Found out that the truck dashboard is a perfect place for keeping the inflatable solar light Worked like a charm!
- Got to enjoy morning coffee for longer than usual.
- The second generator was still in its box, and not charged.
- Still need to work on a permanent backup solution for the well pump.
In life our first job is this; to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control.
Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices.
Had I gotten mad at me or Tim for having not charged the second generator, or had either of us reacted negatively to any of the above, today could have turned out a whole different story.
Good day or bad day? The choice is yours.
Until next time... Much much love from both of us!
Na’maste Kala! (Which in Greek means, may we all be well!)
-Tim and Vie | Ayurveda Outlaws
P.S. The power came on at about 10:30 a.m. However, there is still a lot of ice. :)