It was the longest power outage we've had in quite some time.  A large percentage of the Saskatchewan population was without power yesterday - almost six hours in Moose Jaw.

Most of our big box stores and grocery markets had to close their doors, most restaurants had to lock up and all of us had to make adjustments.  

A drive downtown was eerie yesterday.  Everything was dark.  Some were driving around aimlessly, looking for signs of life.  

A number of things crossed my mind as I sat in the silence in my cool home.  I wondered, what if it was -40 outside and we had no power for an extended period?  Am I ready for that?  Are we ready for that?  

As I was thinking about warming up some food on my propane Coleman stove, outdoors on the picnic table, the power came back on.  Back in business we were.

And then, I wondered, why do so few of our homes not have wood burning fireplaces?  We live in Canada.  We should all have a fireplace.  But we don't.

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