Thursday, January 27, 2011

Necessity is the mother of invention....

No electricity, freezing inside the house, Englishborn ramble girl is longing for a nice hot cup of tea. What to do, what to do. Hey, it took a while for that water to boil but it got there eventually and she was able to take her cuppa upstairs to the warmest room in the house, closed the door and jumped into bed with a tent of many blankets. The snow storm arrived yesterday and she couldn't get out of the neighborhood even if she wanted to.

She also heated up a cup of hot milk for her Weetabix. She and Sammy both had breakfast this morning.

She will tell you all about Gregg's commute back home last night in the next post.

23 comments:

Cher' Shots said...

How very clever of you! Funny how we long for a warm cup of tea, coffee, whatever when we can't boil water! I hope your heat and electricty return soon. Now go cuddle up back under that tent of blankets.
'hugs from afar'

Sharon said...

Clever! I sure hope our power doesn't go out!
I'm thinking your power is back on, yes, no?
Nothing quite as fun as no heat when it's cold and you are isolated, NOT!

Tiggeriffic said...

LOL that is quite an invention you have there.. Yes, it's funny when there is no electricity that a cup of tea sounds good.. You can also warm up some soup with the method you have there.
They do sell cans of sterno..that is something I used to use when camping with the Girl Scouts. You can light it and warm up soup. hot water ect. it's a great item to have in one's house in case of no electricity.

In my basement I have 7 gallons of water to use for flushing the stool. If the electric goes off you can't use the bathroom.
Only thing to do is get under something warm and cuddle up and read a good book with a flashlight. and drink your tea...
ta ta for now from Iowa

Margaret Cloud said...

That is a great idea, guess we can think of ways to survive. Hope you get power soon.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I hope that your electricity wasn't off for too long. Great idea how to get hot tea.

Janie said...

That's quite an inventive method of warming your water for tea! Hope the power is back on and the house is warmed up.

Marilyn said...

Hope you soon have power. I don't even want to think about how cold it could get. ♥♫

Jan said...

You are clever. Hope the electricity comes on soon. Stay warm.

Kay said...

Oh Yikes! I'm so sorry! That was very creative thinking on your part. I sure hope you get your power back in a hurry!

Linda Reeder said...

Well, the English will do almost anything for a good cup of tea!
We have old camping gear, which includes a propane camp stove we can set up in the garage for cooking. Heat is another matter.
Hope your power is restored soon. On the news tonight they siad it might take another day.

MarieElizabeth said...

You are awesome! I commend your dedication and creativity for the tea, well worth it.

diane b said...

Brrrrr that must be cold without power. A great invention there. We keep a little portable camp gas cooker for times like that. Our problem with power outage is food going off in the fridge.

Roy said...

Great piece of innovation Denise.
This takes me back to the old days a bit.

Valerie said...

The title of this post has always been a part of my life, that and 'where there's a will there's a way' ... reading this made me very aware of how much I take for granted. Hope everything warms up for you very soon.

Reader Wil said...

What can we do without electricity nowadays?? I still have my camping gear, including camping gas. Fortunately I haven't needed it so far, but you never can tell...
In a week or two I 'll send in a post about electricity and about us being dependent of it in almost all daily activities in and around the house.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, look at your. Took matters into your own hands. Very clever. I hope you get your power on soon!

i beati said...

We do what we must exactly -- love it I too am feeding in coldness only nights here. Days are heaven 70's

Jack and Joann said...

Denise, you are so clever. Love your idea. I directed folks from my blog to yours this morning to see your cooking contraption.

Jane and Chris said...

Oh boy, I really know how you feel!
Jane x

gigihawaii said...

Thank God I live in Hawaii! I also thank God that David won a small portable stove at a Xmas party. When we lost electricity, we were able to heat up canned spaghetti.

Hope you have power soon! Good Luck!

Sandy's witterings said...

My that's a close one but emmergency averted. Well done. If it's taking a long time to boil, I hope you put it straight back on once you had the first cup made.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Lol ! The Engliah and their tea :)
I would have never thought to do that, just went through the day moaning and carrying on. Good on 'ya girlie :)
Hope the snow goes away soon, it's become one BIG headache.
Hugs,
Jo

jabblog said...

Denise, poor you! Hope everything's up and running again now.