day1 of my 5 day adventure without electricity.

dec20 i had heard strong winds in the early morning while i was still in bed. but when i got up all was calm. i put in a laundry and was on fb waiting for the wash to be ready for the dryer when the power went out. it was calm & sunny so i went for a drive. drove to the pub to see if their kitchen was open cos i hadn’t eaten and with the power out couldn’t cook.

parking lot at pub was full cos it was lunch hour so i drove up the road a bit. came to a shaw cable truck parked on left side of road with some green tree tops around the truck but looked like they could have just been pruning.

so i continued driving on the right side of the road. the sun was shining in my face so i didn’t see the drooping wires till i was almost driving into them. i swerved to the right. fortunately the shoulder was flat not a ditch like much of our roads. drove on a bit and came to a large tree blocking the road. not lying on the road but perfectly balanced about 4 feet above the road.

so i turned around and of course came back to the drooping wires which i could now see as the sun was behind me. i looked at them and thought they could maybe touch the roof of my car. but they weren’t broken or spewing just drooping. and i remembered during a lightning storm decades ago my dad saying that during an electric lightening storm the safest place you could be was in your vehicle cos of the rubber tires.

so i took a breath and drove through. went to the pub for a meal. by the time i got home the wind was coming up again. and i guess came up really strongly during the night because the trees that got uprooted were 18-20 inches in diameter. granted we have rocky soil so poor root systems

About sharon-clark-rowlands

Sharon Clark Rowlands is the author of “Oh, We Should Have Told You” which is the outgrowth of a Journal kept during several years spent in the pursuit of personal growth and spirituality. The book contains both personal experiences and “messages from someone outside of myself” and will stimulate you to reflect upon and to gain insights into your own experiences and provide you with inspiration and comfort as you navigate your own Spiritual Journey. view Sharon's author page at and her facebook page for her book
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