Wednesday 10 December 2014

Another day another powercut

Its one of the many costs that come with living in a remote place at the end of a power line that isn't fit for purpose. Its not weatherproof!

For the fourth day running there was an electrical storm around daybreak and the power went off. I am typing this by lamplight. This is only one solution, other ways of dealing with power cuts include a diesel engined generator with a push button starter connected to your incoming power supply. This is the luxury option and keeps everything running.

My own  intermediate / low technology solution includes wood fuel heating, oil lamps and hand milking. Not being able to read The Guardian on line is my biggest frustration. It must be much worse for anyone addicted to social media and E bay.

The low technology solution; a heavy sweater, long underwear and candles or go to bed until the lights come.

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