Check out Faye Cohen’s post to her blog Toughlawyerlady!
There’s nothing like a prolonged power blackout to make us reorder our priorities. I was one of 800,000 people and businesses who lost their power in suburban Philadelphia back in February due to an ice storm. Luckily, my service was restored in a couple of days, but others lost theirs for far longer. Things that seemed significant before the power outage faded away in importance without heat, lights, hot water, telephone service, access to the Internet, and lack of power to charge our cellphones. We were also not able to travel due to downed power lines and trees. The roads looked like a war zone with blockages, no working streetlights at night, and work trucks lining the roads. Talk revolved around generators and whether hotel rooms were available to rent.
Not only does the lack of basic necessities make one forget our daily grind, our daily aggravations, and the petty…
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