Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Your Stomach, Your Electricity

It has been said (Oh? And by whom, may I ask?). Anyway, as I was saying, it has been said that we never notice our stomach, or pay it any attention, until something goes wrong down there. It just sort of sits inside us, doing its job, until we get motion sick, morning sick, the norovirus we call “stomach flu” or we try to lean against a wall and find somewhat of a bulge in the way.

It has also been said (please, don’t interrupt me) that we never notice electricity until it goes out. As in Florida. As in today.

No tv, no radio, no fridge, no home health machines that are vital to little things like keeping grandma alive. Most people do not have generators, so they are SOL, as the saying goes. That’s “Out of Luck,” and you can figure out what the first letter stands for.

Maybe if grandma is hooked up, it might do well to keep a small generator around just in case. You never know.

Everybody has a story.
Ralph Moharsky passed away last week. “Upon retirement, Ralph drove the courtesy shuttle for Valley Chevrolet, where he would partake in one of his favorite pastimes – talking.”
Joseph Doyle also passed recently. “His ship, the USS Twiggs, was sunk in a Kamikaze raid in 1945.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carten, you get morning sickness? Really? That's....well, that is really interesting.

February 26, 2008 9:13 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

Well, I didn't mean everybody.

February 26, 2008 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! What really sadddens me is that all those snowbirds will have to spenda few hours without A/C........CJV

March 01, 2008 7:03 AM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

As you remember, that's why our house was built the way it was: in case of power outage, the fireplace had a Heatalator (or however it was spelled) to get the hot air pushed out into the living room, with space to cook on.

March 01, 2008 11:27 PM  

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