As of writing this...we still are out of power.

I'm not bitching.  In fact I'm very empathetic to those who still don't have power...but also have a tree through their roof.

It can always be worse.

Maybe right now, you're feeling sorry for yourself that you don't have power and need a little pick me up.  That's where I come in.

You see...I live out in the country where we have such customs as: Not giving a shit if you put up a fence, not caring if your music is too loud, lighting off fireworks, peeing off the deck, swimming naked when the kids are at their friends house in the middle of the day.

We can do what ever the hell we want whenever the hell we want.

Except flushing the toilet when the electricity is out.

There's always a downside.  This happens to be ours.  So, how we handle it is we drive the lawnmower and trailer down to the creek.  I fill up the bucket and the kids dump it into the wash tub.  Then we haul the tub up to the house where we take turns filling the buckets and dumping it into the toilet every time someone has to go dookie.

My kids finally learned the phrase: "If it's yellow, let it mellow.  If it's brown, flush it down".

It's been a fun little experiment, going back to pioneer days.  But I think I'd like to return to real life.