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Unplugged from the well-deserved coffee pot I need


Click! Click! It's early morning, and I spot the problem. My bedside clock is blinking tell me we now have an electrical outage. Oh, great!

It's not surprising, with 50 mile-an-hour winds, that some tree in the forest decides to fall against the power line and causes hundreds of bedside clicks to start blinking. I live in the forested part of Washington where power lines snake through dense forests and the chance of a rotten tree falling across the power line is great.

I reach in my drawer next to my bed where I keep an emergency flashlight for such just occasions. My fingers fumble among cough drops, pens, sinus pills, but no trusty flashlight.

Remembering that I have a flashlight on the...

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