Today is the day nearly every Westporter is supposed to have power.
Of course, we are all supposed to wear masks, maintain social distance, and walk facing traffic too. So I’m not holding my breath.
But as someone who did get the juice back Saturday afternoon, I know the feeling of flipping a switch, and watching lights actually come on.
Not to mention the joy of a hot shower, a cold freezer, a phone that shows 4 bars and a computer that connects to the internet.
Of all of those things, I think that last one — being able to send emails, read the news, and post to “06880” without a jury-rigged tin cup and wire — is the most important to me. It may say something about my values, or life in Westport in 2020, but of all the things I can’t live without, connectivity tops the list.
What about you? What did you miss most in the long days after Isaias? What was the first thing you did after all those lights, appliances and things you never realized need electricity clicked on?
What did you learn — about yourself, your family and your town — over the past week?
Click “Comments” to share. It’s easy, now that we are back to normal.
Or as normal as things get, in this year we will never forget.