Finding my way to the furnace

When you live on top of a mountain, you know there are going to be some problems to contend with. When it snows, if you don’t have a snowplow, you aren’t going anywhere for several days or even weeks. When we have spring rains, our driveway will ultimately wash out. One of our biggest problems is that every time the wind blows, we lose our television. We aren’t able to get cable or satellite television without cutting down half the trees on our property, and that isn’t going to happen. Our kids always complained because they only had antenna television, but I told them they are lucky they had any. Our number one complaint is the electricity. It seems that whenever we have any kind of storm, we lose our electricity. We depend mainly on electricity for our appliances. Even though we have a boiler for our heating and hot water, we still need electricity for our boiler to ignite. The boiler is in the basement, which is underground. Without electricity, there is no way we can get into the basement without falling down the stairs. Our breaker box is also downstairs and the way our generator is wired in, we need to go downstairs to the breaker box and switch the power over to the generator, so we still have our boiler running. I give my husband a candle and tell him to go give us some heat. It doesn’t take long until the boiler is working, and we really don’t need to worry about this unless it is winter. Maybe we should set up some kind of emergency lighting in the basement.

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