Power Outage (The Ongoing Crisis)

We don’t know what happened, just that there’s a prolonged outage.

It’s a good thing I’m of a β€œstay ready and you don’t have to get ready” frame of mind as far as having flashlights, warm sleeping bags, extra battery packs for the phones, etc.

And I have attachments to cameras for lights and such. All LED and low power consumption with plenty of batteries.


I’ve got the kids bagged and covered, which sounds like I’m transporting them to a black site, but it’s sleeping bags and extra blankets. So nice and warm. At least it ain’t the coldest night of the year.


My daughter informed me that the sleeping bag makes her colder and that β€œshe doesn’t like it.” She’s 17, and now I’m worried about her. I don’t even want to figure that statement out. It hurts my brain.


Times like this, I wish I had a generator, but there’s very little need for one here due to outages and weather. It’s just another thing I’d have to maintain that isn’t being used.


No coffee tonight. Nope, I had everyone go ahead and get a hot shower while we still had hot water in the water heater. I’m sitting here enjoying a nice cup of warm chocolate. Yep. It sucks. Lol.


The power dropped out at about 1830. The wife had to pick up our daughter at school late because of guard stuff and me and the boy were enjoying CoD team matches and cooking supper.

I’d just pulled the lasagna and bread out of the oven, and that’s when the power went out.

Some good points:

1. It’s not summer. Summer power outages and trying to sleep during them are torture. I can’t stand it. Sweaty and hot in bed is okay sometimes, but not when you just want to sleep.

B. Supper was done, and it was still hot. At least we had a good meal. Power is also out in part of town, we hear, so takeout may not have been an option.

3. This ain’t the end of the world. Its just an inconvenience of the modern world. You’re ancestors got along fine without ever having heard of electricity.


Hopefully the power will be back on by morning so we can get off to work and school not looking like wartime refugees.

I’m about to lay down and read now. I’ll add to this in the morning.

The time is 2030.


While the power was out I took this:

A study in dark and light, black and white.

I used the flashlight balanced on the windshield and an iPhone 13 Pro. I like it. Completely dark garage, otherwise.


And the power came back about twenty minutes ago.

There is nothing like being almost out reading a book and then suddenly being blinded by the modern world fairing back. The light, the sound. Beeps and whizzes and whirs.

I was really enjoying the silence.

And that’s today’s adventure.

Work was work.

We found out someone hit a pole causing the outage. I pray they’re okay.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

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