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Share Your World–2015 Week 10

Share Your World

If you’re new to Share Your World, Cee asks four questions plus a bonus each week. Participants create a post with their answers and post the link to it on her page. Anyone can join. If you don’t wish to create a post, you may leave your answers in the comments section below. I like to get to know my readers, and see what we have in common–or not. 

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
Fortunately, we don’t lose power very often. Our lines are underground, and we live near a Fire Dept./Rescue Squad. There used to be a hospital on the same grid, making it a priority for service. I like candles, but would only light them where attended–but probably not during a high-wind event.  We have battery powered lights and lanterns for when the power does go off.

You are given $5,000 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $50,000 and one contains $500. Do you make the trade? Why or why not?
I would keep the $5,000. $50,000 would be nice, but I wouldn’t want to risk losing $4,500.

What’s your first memory?
Not sure if this is the first, but it is what came to mind. I wanted a dog, but my dad raised chickens, so he decided I could have a cat. I remember the (adult) cousin who gave it to me. I can still see him bent down on one knee (to my level) on my parents’ back porch, in a red plaid (flannel?) shirt, with his big chaw of tobacco in his cheek. I didn’t know anyone else who chewed tobacco like that.

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something?
I’m usually asleep when my head hits the pillow. Unless I had a caffeinated beverage too late–then I stay up until I’m sleepy.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m thankful we were able to help three different neighbors last week for one reason or another. Blessed to be a blessing!
I’m looking forward to celebrating our daughter’s belated birthday.