Just before I was starting dinner on Friday night our lights began to flicker. We looked at each other and thought, “Uh-oh!”
Our weather on Friday was quite simply, sloppy. It started with ice and then skipped over to rain and then back to ice pellets and because we had not had enough fun, it started to snow and the wind blew and then flicker, flicker, and the lights went out.
My cell phone was nearby and I used that to get over to the candle, which I lit and then used that to get the large flashlight.
It was then that Jack and I jumped into action! Jack took the flashlight and went down to set up the generator. When we built our home we had the generator hard wired in. So, off he went.
Meanwhile, I got three long extension cords so we could plug the TV, satellite dish, and cable box in. The next extension cord went from the kitchen down the long hall to the office where I plugged the computer, router, and wifi in. Thus giving us internet access.
Lastly, I plugged the two laptops into the third extension cord. Now we have everything basically working.
Of course, we also have the two fridges and freezer going.