Last night, on night six, I sat with my parents (yay family) enjoying Masterpiece Theater (yay BBC), and intermittently wondering at the nightmare folks in Connecticut are dealing with.
I'm thankful both for the many things that electricity lets me enjoy (the lighter on our stove, the refrigerator, the pump that pushes water through our pipes, the washing machine, the dishwasher, the TV, this computer, the cell phone I recharge at night, the stereo, my alarm clock, the thermostat that tells my furnace to go on, .... etc. etc.) and the fact that this week, our electricity is working just fine thank you.
I'm also thankful for the many things electricity makes possible in our community: the emergency phone system that means 911 will get you the police dispatcher -- and her radio that lets her send an officer right away. The emergency equipment in our hospitals. The traffic lights that keep folks from killing themselves at intersections. The movie theater, the grocery store, the yarn store ....
Yeah .... electricity. Thank you for being here!