I wonder why we humans are so very unappreciative of the things we have…until we lose them. Then suddenly the thing lost is the most important thing in the world.
The things we never think about..we just assume they will always be there whenever we want them……things like water from a faucet or lights when turning on a switch.
I had a little over a year of doing without the “basic necessities”..and learned just how important the tiny things really are.
turning a switch and the room lights up….
lifting a lever for water…………
turning a little knob for air conditioning………..or a switch for heat.
Opening a door and finding enough food for a few weeks…..some of it I even want to eat! That’s a blessing.
To my husband’s very Germanic/American GI Joe mind, things are always supposed to work properly. And when they don’t? He gets frustrated.
I had to listen to him mumble in German again today….at least he wasn’t yelling it. His verdamndt this that and the other nearly drove me mad…and when he wasn’t verdamndting (whatever the HELL it means!) he was grumbling about “inefficiency” “stupid, stupid utility companies” and “(Something nasty sounding) Trump”.
Dunno why our brownout and subsequent blackout was Trump’s fault actually, but when it is over 101 degrees F, and the a/c is off, no one gets away from our tempers.
It actually wasn’t too horrible today..the blackout only lasted through the hottest part of the day….and it was only 6 1/2 hours…it could have been so much worse.