Thursday, 7 July 2011
I'm going to be thankful in advance this morning. In 40 minutes I will be without electricity for 8 hours. I must remember to get the car out of the garage - electric door! That means no music and no wifi. Argh. Even my landline phone relies on electricity (but I keep a spare old-fashioned one for such emergencies). I'm hoping for a dry day so that I can get the car done and some work in the garden and perhaps even break some concrete for the new drain I'm having to put in.
Ever since the Christchurch earthquake I've been very aware of how much I (and most of us in the developed world) take for granted the services like electricity and other utilities. Today for a mere 8 hours I will lack one of them.
So today I'm thankful for the things that make our life so much easier and which we take so for granted. Today I'll not be complaining about the lack of power. I'll be being thankful that it's just for 8 hours.