Answer #79. Power

Steve's Stay-at-Home Coronavirus Quiz for August 6, 2020


If you have not read Quiz #79. Power just yet, you’re about to read the answer to the “What did NOT happen?” question from that quiz.

Here’s the answer:

What did NOT happen?

A. My sister Ginny reported that a suspected tornado had hit her town when Isaisa roared through.  Their neighborhood lost power, but they have a natural gas powered generator that kicked in when the power went out;

B. I used our generator to charge my Doxie scanner, scanning more than 400 photos in the 26 hours in which we lost power;

C. Will lit some candles in the kitchen during our only night without power and Sara and I came downstairs because I smelled fire;

D. Will used scented candles for light on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday morning, Sara told Will that we had unscented candles on the dining room table that he could use if he wanted candles that didn’t smell.  I didn’t have my hearing aids in so I thought Sara was telling Will that she could not smell.  Needless to say, I was momentarily alarmed until Sara told me that I’d misheard her;

E. Betsy has begun working to get her classroom ready for in-person school, still planned for September. Wednesday afternoon, after working on her classroom, we had a socially distanced lunch on beach chairs in the shade of our front lawn.  While Betsy was here, Joe, the neighbor with the downed tree, came out of his house and walked down to tell us the power had come back on.  Joe recognized Betsy from Quiz #33. The Pledge.  In that quiz, I described how, with Joe’s permission via text, Betsy and I had used the flag on his front porch for the pre-recorded Pledge of Allegiance at her school.

Ginny did lose power for 16 hours after a suspected tornado hit her town, but she does not have a generator. In a family text, my brother Richard and I discovered that we have nearly-identical generators. Both were in use this week. Power.


Want more?

Here’s the next quiz in the series: Quiz #80. “Waiting.”

Here’s the previous quiz in the series: Quiz #78. A Broken Promise.

Here’s the first quiz in the series: Quiz #1. Stella and Social Distancing, March 13, 2020

Here is an archive of all the quizzes.

The quiz is explained here: Steve’s Stay-at-Home Coronavirus Quiz.

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