Monday, October 31st, 2011

Outage Continues – Update!

Stephanie

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*Update! No sooner than did I drive home from the library did I notice lights on in my neighbor’s window. Yaaaay! Power has been restored! I didn’t think we’d get it back until Thursday night – so happy! I’ve got my heat cranked and am not turning it off until I start to sweat.

Today is Halloween and still no power. Electric company website has updated the estimated time it will be restored from noon today, till 11:00 pm on Thursday.

I have been driving around to charge my cell phone in the car and to find some place to work via Wi-Fi. Panera didn’t have a single available parking space and so I gave up on the neighboring Barnes and Noble.

I am now sitting in the library (amazed that I found a parking spot) only to discover that their Wi-Fi is down and all computer terminals full. So once again, I rely on my trusty 3G iPhone to provide you an update through my WordPress app.

At least it is warm in here. There is a local woman here who is homeless. I’ve seen her in the library before. Sitting here now listening to others talking about being without power I imagine for a brief time, some elements of our world are now like hers.

Stay warm people – each moment I am realizing how much I take for granted. Might be time for me to say a few words of thanks….


8 thoughts on “Outage Continues – Update!

  1. I work in the PR dept for an electric company. I am sorry you’ve been affected by a widespread outage. You may have been joking but, if you’ve got electric heat, cranking it up to max and leaving it there doesn’t help. You could be contributing to a major system integrity issue. Just consider if everyone was doing the same thing. It’s a common phenomenon, known by various names in our industry, but the extra and sustained load, which puts stress on a fragile or pieced together system, can cause additional outages. Try to conserve during the recovery period.

  2. I work in the PR dept for an electric company. I am sorry you’ve been affected by a widespread outage. You may have been joking but, if you’ve got electric heat, cranking it up to max and leaving it there doesn’t help. You could be contributing to a major system integrity issue. Just consider if everyone was doing the same thing. It’s a common phenomenon, known by various names in our industry, but the extra and sustained load, which puts stress on a fragile or pieced together system, can cause additional outages. Try to conserve during the recovery period.

  3. You know, I thought about homeless people too. I can’t say I sat around in the dark pitying myself after that. It’s amazing what something like that can do to give you a different perspective. I’m glad you’re ok.

    PS – Thanks for the Webnotebook. The dot grid is interesting and I love the paper. I will definitly buy others. It’s my NaNoWriMo notebook, so I’m going to do my best to meet my committments to this month. It’s the least I can do when I’m using such nice products:)

  4. You know, I thought about homeless people too. I can’t say I sat around in the dark pitying myself after that. It’s amazing what something like that can do to give you a different perspective. I’m glad you’re ok.

    PS – Thanks for the Webnotebook. The dot grid is interesting and I love the paper. I will definitly buy others. It’s my NaNoWriMo notebook, so I’m going to do my best to meet my committments to this month. It’s the least I can do when I’m using such nice products:)

  5. Being thankful is a great learning experience! Learning WHAT to be truly thankful for is certainly an exercise in self exploration!

  6. Being thankful is a great learning experience! Learning WHAT to be truly thankful for is certainly an exercise in self exploration!

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