No Power Until Mid-February

The Kentucky and Arkansas area were nailed again with ice storms.  A friend of mine is a lineman and went up there last time they were hit with icestorms and helped to restore power.  Estimates are that many people may be without power until possibly mid-February.  Be very, very clear on this, this has nothing…

Orlando Rate Increases and One Reduction

The newspaper brought bad tidings again, although all thanks to God it doesn’t affect us this time.  We rely on SECO, Sumter Electric Coop.  OUC, Orlando Utilities Commission, just approved a 13.7 percent rate hike on their customers.  Reportedly it didn’t go quietly into the night…

Refocusing Our Efforts

We had a good mental jam session last night and it helped. My wife accurately said that sometimes I venture a little too far out into the weeds and I need to look at it all in simple terms. Okay says me, but I can’t help it.  I am nagged by little organization and efficiency…

Scavenge Revisit

Plans have been set to revisit the scavenging again tonight. I think my scavenging partner is on the lookout for different material than I am so the trip may turn out better for him than me. It is worth a shot though.