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Posts published in “2006 March”

The Power of Outages

Column by Hal Walter

Mountain Life -March 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine

There’s a certain sensory commotion when the power goes out, a simultaneous loss of light and sound followed by the whir of kitchen appliances coming to a stop. When you’ve lived in the mountains for any length of time, there’s also a certain automatic course of action –the initial cursing, followed by a scramble to fill every available container with drinking water before the well’s pressure tank loses force, then the search for flashlights, candles, campstove, etc.