Power Outage

Due to power outage things went haywire today. No radio, no TV, no internet, no PlayStation (yay!). Nothing but quiet. No kettle (no tea), no toaster (no toast), no oven (no leftovers from last night) … that’s worse. To top that: the son’s power bank needs to reload, just like his cell phone. There is no warm water to take a bath. All of this happening while on summer vacation … Unacceptable for a teenager.

There is more than enough water outside though: Since this morning, rain comes down in sheets, which makes things even worse. Anything pleasant (basketball) as well as anything rather unpleasant (mowing the lawn) is impossible. Not only outside the house, but inside as well.

Ironing? Vacuum-cleaning? Bankwire? All impossible. There is not much left to be done without electricity. Definitly something I should think about more often. As luck would have it, I listened to a short book review on the radio the other day and it was about the very same subject, only worse: Blackout by Marc Elsberg. The story: In winter, all power grids collapse in Europe for several weeks. No gas stations, no ATMs, no tap water, no food logistics, no heating, but anarchy in the streets after little more than a week. Reviews range from awesome to boring, from gripping to lengthy. The German version has 800 pages that I really want to read. Especially after today.

“Fast, tense, thrilling – and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended.” (LEE CHILD)

Luckily, no electricity is needed for knitting. This is why I got to put up my feet early today to cast on something new: baby hat Alida for baby Sophie, who was born the day before yesterday (her father is a basketball coach). The pattern is from the fabulous KlompeLompe book that I wrote about a while ago (in German).

The little bonnet is very cute, fits a tiny basketball and was done in no time. I sure hope it will fit the baby as well.

Nevertheless, I would like to have electricity now. And toast with apple jelly.

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kirsten

Hallo, ich möchte gern etwas fragen über diese Strickanleitung. Ich habe diese Mütze gerade gestrickt, aber ich bin nicht ganz sicher dass ich es richtig gemacht habe. Vor allem am Ende wenn mann die Hinterseite macht. Soll mann abnehmen in jede zweite Nädel (also 2e, 4e usw) oder in jede zweite Nädel vom Patron. danke vielmals

Nora

Hach! <3 Ich sag bei sowas ja immer ganz gern: Everything happens for a reason! 🙂 Das Buch liegt hier bei uns auch rum, ich habe es aber noch nicht gelesen. Werde ich an kühlen Herbstabenden machen.

Pia

Ich fand das Buch klasse. Beeindruckend, was alles nicht mehr geht, wenn der Strom ausgefallen ist. „Vielleicht sollte ich einen Brunnen im Garten graben und Gemüse anbauen.“, dachte ich nach dem Lesen. Ist aber nix draus geworden. 😁

Tüt

Dank deinen Buchempfehlungen wird meine Wunschliste länger 🙂 Das klingt auch schon wieder sehr gut!
Und die Mütze ist wirklich Zucker. Ich glaub so ein Tag ohne Strom würde mich beim Stricken auch ordentlich voran bringen. Zum Glück ist es ja auch lange hell momentan…