Blackouts are quite common, some unnecessary as in Lee County Florida. Power goes out frequently "for no reason" FPL says a bird made a nest in a transformer! Dayton, O. power out after storms for 13 days--other areas much longer. Point is "powers that be" can shut down our communications. We need another means of communications-- I am not smart enough to have the answer.
BTW, It's spring: PLANT FOOD!!!!
Mary F. Stump