The electricity went out at my house today.
After waiting for about an hour, I finally went to the movies, since I couldn’t watch one at home (I saw Million Dollar Baby, which I thought would be useful when evaluating the Academy Awards results. I thought the movie was very well done, but it isn’t really my kind of entertainment).
Fortunately, it was back on by the time I returned (no food was spoiled, etc.)
What was interesting was just how many things I thought to do that required electricity to be done properly. Electricity has become part of our environments that we usually take for granted. It often takes losing it for a while to appreciate just how valuable it is to us.
So, I’ll appreciate electricity for a while…