Some Negatives Can Be Positive

Pros and Cons for Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Cons: We are starting into a weekend heat wave in Southern California.

Pros: We have air conditioning.

Cons: The power went out this evening.

Pros: At least the sun is going down and we cooled the house off during the day.

Cons: The internet is out and I am typing on my MS Word program instead of WordPress.

Pros: My computer has enough battery power for me to work on my post.

Cons: We have to live by flashlight.

Pros: I can still read a book with a flashlight. I feel like I’m camping.

Cons: We have wildfires in Southern California that are out of control.

Pros: The fires are not close to where we live right now.

Cons: I can’t run the dishwasher.

Pros: I can’t run the dishwasher.

Cons: I spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer for mental stimulation, doing genealogy research, because we are on lock down.

Pros: I like doing genealogy research.

Cons: I don’t know a lot about my ancestors’ lives. I do know that a great-aunt died in the flu pandemic of 1918.

Pros: At least I can do research online which would have been impossible in the last century.

Cons: The sun is setting and soon it will be dark.

Pros: We just bought more batteries for the flashlights.


The power is back on here right now. My daughter and I were enjoying the quiet. It is relaxing when the light dims naturally.

Hope you are all staying safe and well wherever you are.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s  prompt is to write about ‘pro/con,’ and talk about the pros and cons of anything.

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17 thoughts on “Some Negatives Can Be Positive

  1. beth

    it all works itself out, doesn’t it? better without the stress, when you have no control over some things, just control your response. makes getting through life much easier, doesn’t it?

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  2. dawnkinster

    I hope your power is back on by now! I know it’s not easy, even when I KNOW the power is out I usually go around turning on light switches by habit. So annoying! And here, with no power we have no water. So we finally bought a whole house generator and now of course the local power doesn’t go out nearly as often as it did before we bought the generator. But it’s dollars well spent and such a relief not to worry about it anymore.

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  3. JoAnna

    I’m so sorry about the fires and hope rain will come help put them out. I love how you used this prompt and that you ended with some pros. It’s always good to end with the pros.

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