Monday, August 01, 2005

A dull day - Phew!

After the events of the last few weeks, today was blessedly dull.

The great hall is now back in shape.

In the fireworks factory, we’ve turned on the heat and set up fans to help the paint dry. (It’s so cold up here even in the summer that paint dries only slowly.)

Because everyone worked so hard on Saturday, I told them to take today off.

But something comes to mind in all this.

You might wonder how we have power at the North Pole to run the fans, and the lights.

I must admit, for many years we did not have electricity. We heated by fire, and lighted by candles and lanterns.

We also used a little magic.

Our first source of electric power was generators. But the fuel was hard to get.

We toyed with nuclear, but I was concerned about the possible environmental effects.

But our inventive elves have come up with all sorts of sources in recent years.

We now get power from windmills and solar panels – especially when we have sunlight for 24-hours a day. We have huge storage batteries to save the power generated.

We also generate power from deep sea currents flowing under the ice. The drilling project was amazing!

And we still have generators.

We also still use fire places, and make use of candles and lanterns.

In addition, we use a little magic!

2 Comments:

At 6:19 PM, Blogger ShadowMayhem said...

you ought to get this published... its great.

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger Lee Strong said...

That's one of my ideas behind doing this. Thanks.

 

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