Friday, August 15, 2003

Lights out

If the power went out here for an extended period, we'd be just fine. There'd be some food spoilage, but, then, we don't keep much in our aging refrigerator because it's not much of a chiller anyhow after multidecades of use. We're able to walk to any location on our daily itineraries. We have a hard-wired telephone. We have good radios, not dependent on being plugged in. Even were it to be heading for 110 degrees, we wouldn't miss our nonexistent air-conditioner. It wouldn't be fun; neither is summer in general. I liked the reporter who sought man-on-the-street opinion on the giant U.S. power blackout from people in Iraq.