June 19th: Problems with the electricity

"Squirrel", I said, sitting on the front porch with my new friend. "I've only been here two weeks, and so far the electricity has gone out five times. Usually it's only out for ten minutes or so, but it's already been out four hours today."

"Yes, that's one of the problems with living way out here. That's why you'll find a generator in the crawl space beneath the cabin."

"Really? How do you know that?"

"I was just looking around under the cabin one day, and I saw it down there. If you stay here for the winter you'll be really glad you have a generator like that. Just make sure you keep some gasoline around so you can run it, and it will create electricity for you."

"Thanks, that's good to know. Right now I'm just worried about my computer. It's not good for the electricity to keep going off and on while I'm working on it. I think I'll drive to Wasilla and pick up a backup battery for it."

"Okay. Have a fun trip!", Squirrel said, as he went hopping out into the forest.