I lost power for five hours today! FIVE HOURS!!! No computer, no TV, no washer, no vacuum, no nuttin'!! I mean that's a serious situation. I even had to light the gas stove with a match because it has an electric igniter!
There were a couple problems leading to the outage. We are having incredible winds today. I mean in the neighborhood of 60-70 MPH. The winds knocked down some poles and lines. Then one of the substations caught fire. I assume it was from a power line down, too. It all resulted in there being outages for the entire county and some other areas, too.
It ended up that I laid on the couch and read all afternoon. Then I fixed dinner early while there was still light because I didn't want to cook in the dark. I'd planned to do burgers on the grill, but the wind made that impossible. So Linda and I sat down to eat, and poof! The power came back on! Oh, well. If I'd waited, the power would have stayed off, and I would have regretted it.
I spent some time getting the electrical clocks reset, the modem back on line, all that stuff. You don't realize how many "things" there are till something like this happens. Its a mess.
Now I'll have to catch up on the house work tomorrow. blech. And it is unbelievable how many emails came in in that five hours.
Wah, wah, wah. My life is so rough, isn't it? ISN'T IT?!?!?!?!