Nineth-four – I counted the first time, then I realized I had not counted some of the ceiling lights. Starting again in the utility room I counted ten. Oh, yes, I was counting things that would not work without electricity. Washer, dryer, two ceiling lights, blender, electric knive, electric mixer, fragrance jigger, hot pot, flashlight.
Now why would I do that? Just because there isn’t much else to do without electricity. So I continued my walk through the rest of my rooms. Didn’t go to the garage; there are bunch of things in there.
I felt a bit like a cheater when I counted the iron since I haven’t used it in fourteen years ago when I pressed my graduation gown the night I received my D.Min degree. Since then I haven’t used it except to press decals on quilt blocks. All of a sudden I had an urge to get up and iron that dress waiting for the dryer to come on so I have give it a nice “wrinkle out” tumble.
And the glue gun. Just think of all I could do if I could heat the glue gun. Repair picture frames, put beads in stove burner holders to make pictures of fish, fix the do-ma-jigger waiting to be put on the yellow thing-a-ma-jig in the upper left top shelf in the clothes closet.
Just giving you a fair picture of what life is like without electricity produced by the greedy oil industry and the millions of people who work there. Me? I thank them and appreciate our $1.56 gallon gas. Really. I’m not kidding. Most places are $1.65 to $1.72. Something like that.
Gas was about $2.14 a few days ago in Illinois. Life without electricity is something we rarely think of, but probably should more often. I haven’t used an iron in decades.
How much we take for granted in this great country of ours. In God We Trust.
I am quite happy with our energy the way it is. You really got my attention with this one.
Thank you, Michael, for the comment. What is it they say? You don’t miss the water til the well runs dry. Same thing for electricity. In God We Trust.
What an interesting thing to do! I’m going to do a quick count tonight and report back to you. I really wonder what my count will be!
I do too. Let me know. Don’t forget the makeup mirror and the electric toothbrush. Lots of stuff. In God We Trust. My motto today, for sure!
I didn’t count the various wall outlets I plug stuff into, but apart from that, my count is –36!
Whoops! Make that 38. I woke up this morning realizing I forgot to count two lamps that I never use.
There are four people live in my house so that is probably one reason we outdo you so much. Still a lot of things that are unusable without power.
Well, that — and I make a point of going non-electric with a lot of things, like can openers and such, because of power loss with storms.
I didn’t count wall outlets either. Traveling the rout in your head is cool, isn’t it?
Foresight and smart. Have a good day, Linda.