January 02, 2006

Happy New Year 2006

Happy New Year!

And in true North West style, we started the new year with our first major power outage of the season. Power was off from lunchtime for about 5 hours yesterday afternoon. At least it gave our family a chance to practice with the generator we bought for just such an occasion.

In the process, we discovered a problem with the transfer circuit for the range, so we were in the strange situation of having lights, heat and Internet connectivity, but couldn't cook any food except in the microwave. I guess that's some reflection of the priorities of modern life, but I'll need to get the problem fixed as part of our emergency preparedness plans this year.

Here's hoping everyone will have a prosperous and productive year in 2006.

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