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A lack of resilience

January 8, 2014   ·   0 Comments

(Re: Back to the Ice Age, January 2, 2014)

I am not sure why so many people who live in houses, apartments with balconies or have cars with trunks, had food spoil during this power outage.
We experienced a loss of hydro for approximately 48 hours but did not lose any groceries in our fridge.
We placed all freezer food after the initial 24 hour period outside on our porch in containers where it naturally was kept frozen. The remaining food in the fridge was put in containers in our garage near the door to the house to keep cold but not freeze.
We used flashlights and candles to carry with us around the house for light. We used a radio that winds up charging its battery so we could listen to the news reports. Extra blankets were put on beds at night and we were able to sleep fairly comfortably.
I actually did paper work from home sitting next to windows during the day and taping a flashlight to a lamp in the evening.
There appears to be a lack of resilience in our society when people would rather complain about their situation instead of problem solving and rising to the challenge.

Shelley Wister
Aurora

         

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