Have you ever noticed my crazy random title posts? My reasoning behind this is to catch the eye of the reader. Ah.......there's a method behind my madness....
Mine went out too. For about 40 minutes. 40 minutes is a verrry long time when it's nearly 110 outside. Well, for other unluckier members of my family, it was more like 8 to 10 hours, which makes it impossible to stay in your home. It actually feels hotter inside than it does outside in the shade.
We had an impromptu power outage party yesterday for my poor displaced children and stayed cool at my house. One of my offspring had returned home to gather their nighties when the power returned, so they elected to stay home. The other one elected to stay with me.
So we had our own mini disaster. I actually received a reverse 911 call warning me to conserve water and to go to the evacuation center named to cool off. High summer temperatures can be really dangerous and life threatening.
This got TL & I talking and thinking. We live in a city. We probably will never have a flood, hurricane, maybe a slight chance of a tornado, I guess there's always a chance of an earthquake. But the greatest chance of a big problem here is a power outage in the summer. How do we keep cool for an extended period of time? How do we survive at least with semi-comfort? How to we take care of our large family if they don't have power? These are serious questions for us. We are talking about getting some type of generator and a portable AC unit. At least we could stay alive and comfortable in our own home and maybe help others out. Anyone done any research on generators?
P.S. The photo above is one of the sacred grandchildren enjoying his morning green smoothie, made by Grandma of course!