Friday, December 8, 2017

Chilling

It was not until 1987 that I was willing to accept that electricity is here to stay. That was the year I gave up grinding grain by hand. It still makes sense, though, to maintain basic housekeeping systems that can kick in when the power goes out.

Friends who are new to the region live in an area where the power often fails. Their digs have an enormous refrigerator that stands nearly empty most of the time. They could store emergency water in the freezer. Filling it with containers of ice will cut their power bill, protect the contents in case of a blackout, and give them a ready supply of ice water. Do the same in the main body of the appliance to reduce the cost of keeping food cold -30-

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