This ice storm that has hit Oklahoma rather hard left me without power for only 24 hours. At one point, there were 605,000 without power. Now, it's like 400,000. With some schools included in the power outage, it's like no school all week. Fortunately, for us it was only two days of no school and one day without power. And, even then, I had my parents nice, warm house to go to.
But, this whole storm has me thinking about how much our lives depend on electricity. I actually wished at one moment that the entire United States would go without power so we could all simplify our lives. I know, I know....there is a LOT of good that comes from it, but I enjoyed the change of pace and attitude of appreciation that I felt. I hoped that everyone would get that glimpse of the things we take for granted. So instead of really desiring such a thing on all people, I can just share my small story of how good we have it. You should see some of the trees around here. The word I've chosen for it is: horrific. Go see the slide show from one of our local news channels here.