A View from the Country
Al Holman, Publisher
November 04, 2011
It seems that when it rains it pours. You would think that after the last power outage and what I wrote after it I would have a generator by now. But no, not me! I was waiting to get around to it. Guess what - I never found a round-to-it. So here I am, writing about the power outage again. But wait there is more! Not only was it a snowstorm that dumped 5 inches on our house but also, I was out of town when it came. Yes, I missed the whole thing - well just the snow. I have not missed the aftermath. It seems that if you were going to look for a street that had the most trees down it is right around my house. As a result, we are not going to get power back until after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, which means that I need to find a place to publish this newspaper paper or a place that has power and desk space that we can use. Thanks to Don Clark and Charlie Bullock of the Grafton News - they have loaned us some desk space and a tabloid size printer so we get this paper out.
But wait there is more! As you can guess, three days without power means three days without a shower and I feel grungy. Also three days without heat and I just can't get warm when I climb into bed. As a result I am not in the fairest of moods. I am blessed because I am married to a wonderful wife who has lots of patients (or do I mean patience) and puts up with me.
But wait there is still more! You would think that I am looking forward to the electricity coming back on. But no because you see I have discovered that I have an oil leak on my boiler burner which is just big just enough to be a worry when the power comes back. So as a result of this even when the power comes back I will have to wait until my boiler burner is fixed before I can enjoy that hot shower and warm bed.
So this morning when I made the comment it could always be worse, low and behold it got worse. Into each life a little rain must fall - but 5 inches of snow before November is not a little rain - it is a record breaking pile of you know what.
Something tells me that this year is going to be a record-breaking winter and we are going to get lots of the white stuff. This means the lots of no school days and a good year for the plowmen. Make sure that you have your plowman push the snow as far back as possible to begin with because you will need to leave room for a lot of it I think.
And that's looking out my window - hoping I am wrong in a big way and my window has the best view.