DOIN’ A HAPPY DANCE

Joy reigned near noon today (Sunday) after seven – (7) – SEVEN! days without electricity, the lights came on. With a “thank you, Jesus and OGE,” we all did a happy dance. Well, I might not have qualified for a dance. 😀 We live on a corner lot so we got fixed because of our north/south road where we are hooked up. Our neighbors to the east have been told they would have lights by 11 PM November 6th. See that – the 6th!

Fortunately our hot water heater and cooking stove were on gas.

We did a lot of wood burning. And I have a oil lamp and various and sundry tidy lights, and a nice flashlight which requires electricity to charge it, as did the cell phones, IPads, Kindles, earbuds, etc. The generator we bought made that possible. We could run three things at a time. Mostly my oxygen machine, the frig, and the TV. I moved to a portable oxygen machine at night and we charged what up the luxuries that have become necessities.

I remind all the Biden/Sanders people that both (gas and electricity) are made possible by fossil fuel. Oh, I almost wish that I can live long enough to see the Dems “transition” to solar, water, or whatever. Seven days might sound delightful compared to that “transition.”

Anyway to get on with my day! What would be the first thing you would do after seven days without electricity? Know what I did? I ran to the mirror and shaved granny whiskers! Now don’t act so shocked. Second thing I did – pencil on some eyebrows.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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14 Responses to DOIN’ A HAPPY DANCE

  1. I would do happy dance as well. Thank you Lord Jesus, He is good all times. Many blessings to you.

  2. I pencil on eyebrows every day— my thyroid took care of them a while ago 🙄
    Our son’s power came back on yesterday-
    Looking for king Cyrus tomorrow 😉

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    So glad you’re safe and you took care of the important things first.

  4. I am so happy to read your good news, and that you made it through and are safe.

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I am glad to hear you have electricity again.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, yes. It was an unasked for experience. I heard someone on news today say it was an all time record for damage by cold for Oklahoma. I haven’t heard of any deaths directly attributed to it, however. Stunning event for October in Okie land. The knock out roses are beautiful though. The appeared completely frozen but today they are lovely. There’s a lesson there someplace. In God We Trust.

  6. Faye says:

    Glad to hear your happy news. Power loss makes us grateful for all the things we have that do not need electricity. Safety must have been your most vital concern. Your generator did a good job.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Yes, it did a good job for us. Plus wood for the fireplace, gas for the hot water and stove. But we are so painfully spoiled, it seemed we were giving up so much. In God We Trust.

  7. Dawn Marie says:

    Grateful you are back up and running fully. Hmmmm. I think the first thing I would do is laundry. I can’t imagine the loads & loads awaiting to be done.

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