This Space for Rent

Dealing with a power failure

As a result of a fairly impressive ice storm, most of the lower Willamette Valley got nailed by power failures, including our house (there were a couple of power failures; a short one that lasted about 6 hours, and then a longer one that lasted about 24 hours – the latter one was a large tree toppling onto one of the main roads and, unhappily ,the feeder line into our neighborhood – that left us with no means of heat except our fireplace, which I stayed up and tried to keep shovelling calories into the house.)

Keeping the home fires burning

Exhibit A: keeping the home fires burning.