Wednesday, February 23, 2011


My kids informed me two days ago that they wish the nights would return when the lights go out during our evening meal.


The security of solar is apparently not the wonder for them that it is for me.

I said, "Do you remember how your movies used to go black before you could finish them?"

They said, "Yes, but daddy could just hook up the t.v. to the battery."

My reply to that was that the certain battery they were talking about is now in someone else's possession.

They said, "Still..."

I said, "I for one, like having a fan at night and a light to turn on when I want to see at night."

They said, "We do too, but we liked eating in the dark."

Well, my friends you can't have it both ways, and you are definitely NOT getting it your way.

For some reason, I think my children would have been completely happy living during "Little House on the Prairie" times.

I think I would like to visit, but I don't want to stay there.

Thank you, God for solar, and thank you to all of you who helped us get all the things we needed so that we could have solar.

At least, Doug and I are thankful!!


Cara said...

Your kids would ROCK Little House of the Prairie. And while you could be every bit as cool as Caroline Ingalls, I can totally appreciate your appreciation for electricity. :D

Nancy said...

One time my Mom faked running out of gas. Pick a day to unscrew light bulbs and pretend the electricity is out at supper. (don't forget the fridge...the movie Wait Until Dark made a big impression on me)