Last week, all of us had an awful snowstorm that dropped a couple feet of snow in one night, and a few mornings later, there was another foot added to that. There were over a million homes without power, and most of them had no furnace to keep them warm. There were people saying they were spending twenty minutes out of every hour, resting in their cars with the heater running, trying to get warmed up. They were unable to get out of their area so they could get gas for their generators, and run the furnace long enough to keep their pipes from freezing up. A lot of people were upset about more than their pipes, because they had been without electricity for well over a week. It’s amazing how several people were pulling together, and huddling in only one home, so they could share their generators, and have at least one furnace between them. Kids were off school for over a week, because of no way to heat the schools. Companies were shut down, because of no heat as well. It was definitely a very terrible situation. A week later, the electricity is finally on, across the state. Now all of us are looking at another nor’easter coming up the coast, and the locals are already getting prepared for the worst. We’ve got a whole lot of gas for our generator. We have already cleaned the space heaters that we were using during the emergency, so we don’t need to worry if we lose power again. One thing I have to admit: the lack of electricity will sure keep our energy bill low for the week.