All that stands between me and total darkness is a dim candle and the light from my iPhone. I am wet covered in soot and half frozen. A nor’easter blew in knocked a tree onto a powerline and set fire to the woods on the steep hill outside my house. I fought the fire with a shovel as the embers blew in the biting wind until the fire department came. Then I had to use my tractor bucket to try to clear a path so the utility company could get to the tree. The hill is to steep so they need to come back with more equipment. So, I am sitting here, huddled by a candle, wet frozen and dirty, eating some sesame crackers for dinner while the wind howls and the rain flys horizontally.
Whn will the utility men come? I need scup of hot tea and a shower.
Will try to hold out, but hope is fading along with my iPhone battery.