Sunday, July 1, 2012

Back on the Grid.

I've been incommunicado for 32 hours after a wind and rainstorm left us without electricity.

Of course, it was record breaking temperatures of over 100 degrees and high humidity. Miserable! I'm soooooo glad to have the A/C back on!

It turns out an electric pole was snapped and flung through the side of the bowling alley a couple blocks away, which yanked three more down with it. I'll have a lot of catching up to do with laundry, cleaning the fridge, ect. Fortunately, my Dad has a spare fridge in his garage and his power never went out, so we were able to save all the perishables.

I'll get to making blog rounds probably tomorrow. Have a great weekend!


Always On Watch said...

Glad that you power back -- especially the A/C!

I hope that they lift the water-boiling restrictions soon here.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Isn't funny how we take power for granted. My power used to go out all the time. I've only lost power for about 3 hours in the last 4 years. That's because I bought a generator and got prepared ... go figure.

Brooke said...

Our power rarely goes out... But when it does, it's BIG TIME.

AOW: I hope you're off restriction by now. I trust you and the Mr. are both OK.?

Odie: Generators are, for some reason, SUPER expensive around here. I simply couldn't afford one, nor the fuel... and it wouldn't have helped with the heat.

We are on the border of multiple power companies, so our power grids are funky, too. My Dad lives just about three minutes from here and was fine, Usually when the power goes out for us, it's bad. My Dad's power is like yours, no more than a few hours.


Alligator said...

Hope your life is getting back to normal. We live at the very edge of our power grid - the folks down the block are on a completely different utility. You know the old saying about how poop rolls downhill? Well it does - every hiccup up the line will surge, knock our power out or lower the voltage for several hours. At work we have become so dependent on computers when the power or grid is down it is absolutely impossible to do anything. I always thought it was never good to become that dependent on technology or utilities, but our civilization is there and beyond.

Brooke said...

Gator: Things are good, now. I've never been so happy to have AC and a washer/dryer!

It was kind of like withdraw to be unable to check FB or the blogs for a couple of days! It is a bit unsettling to realize how dependent we are on the computer.