Dec. 21st I had an electrical fire while I was at breakfast with a friend. I had old screw in fuses, everyong who saw it has said how lucky I am. The rain probably started the fire and probably put it out. I am very lucky, my house didn't catch on fire, my dogs were not killed. I have friends and relatives that have been taking me in nights so I can shower. The art studio which is a few feet from the house has a box fireplace and enough windows that I can see to get my greeting cards I have been working on done.
I am very frustrated. Being the holidays the inspectors are out. The electrician is frustrated, he has much of the work done, enough that I can have DP&L turn it on.
This shows me how unprepared I am for the unexpected. This is my 9th day with no electric. Thank God we have had a very mild winter and my pipes have not been in danger of freezing. When I pay my dad and friend back for the 3000.00 electrician's bill I will start saving for a Honda genertor for Little Sanitee. Solar would have done me little good here. Ths time of the year in Ohio is so overcast that solar panels would not get enough sunlight to power them.