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.

The Successes: The Failures: This whole morning situation reminded me once again of a brilliant quote from Epictetus (ancient Stoic philosopher).  He said:

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. :)