Author/Writer · Family life

What do you take for granted?


This morning it was chilly in the house, so I turned on the heat. Then I put a load of laundry in the washer, fixed a bowl of cereal, and sat down to write. These are pretty normal activities… however, when I went to put the laundry into the dryer, I discovered it wasn’t working. A few minutes later, I noticed that the heat was off.


After a repairman arrived, he asked me to check the stove and it wasn’t working either. After checking outside, he discovered that the power lines that run down to the meter were loose — and one was disconnected. That meant calling the electric company… they came quickly, replaced the power lines and connected them. We have power again!



Most people take electric power for granted… I certainly do, until it’s gone. Of course, the Amish stories I write about remind me that if I lived in an Amish home, I wouldn’t have electricity — and wouldn’t be inconvenienced if the power was out. But for now, I do use electricity, and I miss it when it’s not available. And as an author, I don’t know what I would do without my computer, printer, Internet access and other equipment.

I’m thankful for electricity.



PS- When I went out to move my truck, the battery was dead and it wouldn’t start and this afternoon when the washer emptied, the drain backed up and flooded the kitchen. I think I should go to bed before anything else happens! Maybe tomorrow will be better…



Blog © 2018 Naomi Miller


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