First power outage of the season today.  How quickly the house got cold!
But it was great preparation before the next power outage, because it will happen. And before it does, there’s time to review and take care of the recliner chair back-up battery system that didn’t work, finding the extra flashlights, learning how to make the generator work.   While the portable phones didn’t work in the power outage, I was grateful I kept the old plug-in land line.

While I miss my DH, Hans, every single day, it’s in situations such as this that remind me what a calming influence he was in power outages and tsunami warnings.  Within minutes he would “take charge” of the situation.

So this afternoon, I invoked his spirit and before I knew it, I had taken charge of the situation.  And as I did, once again I could hear his almost-final words “Remember, you’re stronger than you think you are.”

Our loved ones really are with us.  Just in a different way.

May we remember them, give thanks for the ways they enriched our lives, and may they all rest in peace.

© Photo & Text: June Maffin