When your electricity flickers and goes off in the woods about 8 or 9 a.m. here is what you can’t do:
1. You can’t work on your treasurer’s reports for Thursday’s annual township meeting, because all reporting material exists solely on the computer. You imagine power remaining out until Thursday. You imagine the worst-case scenario in which you will arrive, report-less, to the board meeting, hanging your head in shame, embarrassed for the first time in 28 years that you could not submit the budget report.
2. You cannot check your email or blog comments.
3. You cannot check blog hits as they excitingly scurry toward that Magic Number. You figure this is a good thing. There are more important things to Do in life.
4. You cannot vacuum, even though the vacuum cleaner sits ready looking very cheerful in its upright posture. Darn.