That the strategy is working is unquestionable.
We've been without power everyday for the past 5 days- anywhere from 3 to 6 hours during the day. I suppose this is the best time to be without it, but living on the 9th floor means walking up 170 stairs (yep P counted them yesterday when he had to walk them twice!). When the power goes, so does the internet, but yesterday when the power came back on, the net did not, and neither did the elevator. Apparently something serious broke in the elevator yesterday when the hydro went off and it couldn't be fixed until this morning. It's now 5pm and someone somewhere finally switched my net back on. I did a bit of begging and the landlord brought a generator up to the apartment to be hooked up tomorrow morning. It's not very big and I have to decide what exactly I want it to power since it can't do everything. And I have to learn how to turn it on-- it has a starter like a motor boat and I'll have to pull the cord to start it. Arggg. Would I sound silly if I said that the first thing that has to be connected to the generator is my computer? Luckily our stove has two electric burners and two gas, so the gas ones work even without hydro of course. I just have to learn how to turn them on without using the starter button.
Can I tell you how much pleasure I get from my Ipod when there's nothing else to do!! I'm so glad I downloaded several books from Audible over the past few months! I sat all afternoon with my feet up by my window, listening to a great book- Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier, while working on my much neglected (and huge) needlepoint. Plus I thought ahead this morning and made a full pot of coffee for my thermos- so I was all set for this inconvenience today! Not only that but I also made certain to have a shower before 8 am because with no electricity there's no water being pumped up to me. I'll beat this problem- I just have to learn to think ahead a bit.Okay.... enough of my complaining. I have lots of blogs to catch up with now!