Current Size: 100%
The power is back on! After a week I can cook on my good old stove again, and not have to trip over cords running from the generator to whatever appliance I need to use at the time.The damage to the power infrastructure was of monumental proportions, and it's amazing that we have our lights on as soon as we have.
What I've learned since this cyclone experience....We can do without a second fridge; we can live with only 2 saucepans, a large and a small; I CAN exist without my laptop, but it was sooo good to get it charged each day at the local library and catch up on my emails; I remembered the card game of Canasta after not playing it for 20-odd years; we CAN sleep with the sound of generators making the suburb sound as if there are convoys of trucks passing all night; many people don't realise that it's a waste of petrol to keep said generators running while they are sleeping; tiny Sun-birds can ride out the cyclone swinging in their cosy nests and start chirping as soon as it's safe and the wind has died down.
Thanks to everyone for their good wishes. Further North is much worse than we are, and I hope that with the help of many, they are soon feeling much more comfortable.