106 AND COUNTING

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.

HO! DEMOCRATS!!

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.

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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12 Responses to 106 AND COUNTING

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    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.

  2. I am quite happy with our energy the way it is. You really got my attention with this one.

    Blessings.

  3. shoreacres says:

    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!

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