Share Your World: November 13, 2017

By: sonofabeach96

Nov 19 2017

Category: Uncategorized


Time for this week’s Share Your World from Cee’s Photography.


Here are Cee’s questions for the week:

Do you ever sit on a park bench for more than ten minutes?

Sure.  We are very lucky around here, in that there are numerous parks within 30 minutes of us.  All are full of bike paths, parallel to bodies of water, and hiking trails.  A bench is a great place to take a breather, take in the view, or take in a snack.  People watching is always fun too.  😃

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles, turn on the flashlight or use your cell phone for light?

We light candles, and use a flashlight if it’s a necessity to go outside and check on something.  It’s pitch dark outside here every night anyway, power or not, minus the porch light and some low volt landscape lighting, so that doesn’t change.  On a random night with no power issues, we use our phone flashlight.  If there’s no power, a regular flashlight is used, primarily to save phone battery charge.

We live rurally, so when there is an extended power outage, which has happened numerous times over our years here, we are not a priority in getting back on the grid.  We’ve had times during ice storms, for example, when the power was out for over 2 weeks.  After the first time that happened, a generator was necessary.  We have a decent one, but doesn’t run the whole house.  But we can stay warm with a fire, keep a tv and a couple lights on, and our kitchen in running order.  After about a week though, it’s a hotel for us.

Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers?

I could help a lot of strangers with that much money.  That’d be my choice.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

We took my oldest and his best friend to see Wonder yesterday.  Very inspirational movie.  I recommend it, though my son says the book is better.  😃


My songs of the day are:

“Take The Money And Run” by The Steve Miller Band

“The Illusion Of Power” by Black Sabbath

“Saturday In The Park” by Chicago

“Money” by Pink Floyd

“Electricity” by Arctic Monkeys

“Skeleton Park” by The Tragically Hip

“Take The Power Back” by Rage Against The Machine

“Vampire Money” by My Chemical Romance

31 comments on “Share Your World: November 13, 2017”

  1. Fun one. We lost power for a week in an ice storm, hung out by the fireplace, and kept the food outside in ice chests. That time created some fun memories with my boys.

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  2. Just the trailer for Wonder made me sob. I don’t think I could make it through the movie! And being greedy (and needy), I’d take the $10k for me. Also… I start to twitch and freak out when the power’s out for more than 10 minutes. 😀

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  3. People watching, yeah! One of the ways I get ideas for stories!

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  4. Wow 2 weeks without power that is a long time. So glad you have a way to get by with some comfort.

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  5. loved all the pictures….hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving ….xxkat

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  6. I always will sit on a good bench. 😀 I love all your parks.

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  7. Nice answers and songs of the day. I celebrated one of my birthdays with no power when I was a kid (Ice Storm of 1998 I think it was that year) So I was like turning 9 or 10??? Lol I suck at math. My parents did a fondue dinner thing by candle light I remember so vividly and promised me a birthday party with friends or what have you when the power returned. I also moved to a remote island (west coast of British Columbia Canada, just north of Vancouver) and lived out most of my teen years and into my twenties there. The wind storms in the winter were so bad they’d constantly knock out trees hitting power lines etc power would go out like ALL THE TIME. So much I’d not even realize the power would be off a lot of the time until I’d go switch on a light or something and be like oh again….It was really humbling though, and we had a wood stove so that was really helpful. We would light candles too. Cell phones were hardly a thing there. Who would use cell phone light anyways? Lol. City people I guess. So now living back in the city I always laugh when the power goes out and people lose their minds.

    As a person who loves music as well, we share common taste. Pink Floyd, Arctic Monkeys and of course being Canadian I love The Tragically Hip. So sad to lose Gord Downie another very talented man in the music industry. We have lost too many people this year for music. 😦

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