You got it, E. The Braille-Lite does not read RTF files. So far, though, the power is still on so I can validate. A generator sounds like what I need. Evverything in my house is electric except the furnace and hot water heater. They are gas, but the furnace has an electric blower to push the heat through the registers. What we are having sounds like what you are having. Ice, freezing rain, etc. Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 5:41 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: good weather to stay home and validate books Sue is the reason you cannot use the braille light is it does not read rtf? As for the ice, we have lots this morning. Now it is raining which means it will freeze later and become yet more ice. My furnace and well pump go out when the power goes down. I am going to buy a generator and have it installed. I am getting the kind which runs off propane. I have a propane tank to run the gas stove now. This kind of generator means no messing with gasoline or anything. When the power goes down, the generator just kicks in. I do not have to do anything. It is something of a home investment but well worth it. Several of my friends have them. I have a small enough house so wheat I need to run (no lights grin) is easy enough to hook up. Costs a few thousand dollars but lowers stress. E. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.