Monday, April 13, 2020


Ok, we are hunkered down because of the Corona virus.   We have food in our freezer and cabinets stocked, planning to go into town only once every ten days to restock with fresh produce.

People are getting sick, people are dying, we are on an exponential scale of increase with no end in sight; and we have a moron for a President whose primary concern is the economy and his reelection.

(All you snowflakes that had to prove your purity by voting for the Green Party or Libertarian because of ‘Hillary’s e-mails’ - you own this.)

Nature was not through with us here in Maine.  We don’t have the infection rate of the rest of New England, so she decided to through us 10 inches of wet snow, taking down power lines for three days, leaving 200,000 customers without power. 


We usually lose power in the winter time when food in our freezer, in our unheated mud room, is not a concern.  We have gas lamp in the living room and kitchen and a wood stove.    However, this time of year our day temperatures are in the forties and night temps are only dropping to the mid-thirties.

After the first day I decided not to open the freezer and check the food, fearing it would increase the rate of thawing.   By the end of the third day I was afraid that if I opened the freezer, I would find a mess that I did not want to deal with (we have a drilled well, so when we lose power we lose water.  When we have a storm forecast we put water by for drinking, cleaning and flushing the toilet.)

Last night the power came back own, and miraculously the food in the freezer was still frozen.  

Today we are having a wind and rain storm with gust over forty, and I just heard thunder.

Trump was avoidable, but the rest: shit happens.
The Ol’Buzzard


  1. Mother Earth: "Can you hear me now?"

  2. I hope that's the last big winter storm you will get!

  3. Mother Nature is bent on getting rid of the virus that has inhabited her world since the beginning of time. One day she will succeed. But until then, carry on.

  4. Frozen stuff stays frozen a remarkably long time if outside temps are still low and you leave it alone. We've transported frozen food packed in a cooler across multiple states and days and still had everything in the cooler frozen solid when we arrived. The Guppy went without power for multiple days when we were on the road this winter but even in relatively warm Texas we didn't lose any thing from the freezer. People tend to panic too fast when the power cuts out.

    The exception to that optimism, of course, is if you're in the South in the summer. When it's 90 degrees outside nothing lasts long.

  5. Can't do anything about the weather. Glad your frozen stuff didn't thaw, you don't need that right now!

  6. Where's your generator?...I too live in the woods..The power went out for 11 days the 2nd year here...The choice, fix it, or go back to Seattle...Nah-never back to big cities..
    Got a generator for the pump-house and one for the home..Got a special deal at Home Depot for purchasing two..Hang in there..
    Nothing we can do about the maroon-morons in D.C...


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