I’m writing this with battery power on my laptop. Sometime yesterday about noon it began to snow. And then we began to get rain. And then it stopped. By 1:40 this morning we had no power. So, I’m sitting in a dark house, gas logs going, no internet and an iPad that is about out of battery power.
We are bored, but we had frozen soup and chili for just such an occasion, and I had kale soup for lunch. It’s not as bad as it sounds. There are other veggies and seasonings that keep it from tasting like kale. I have a general aversion to the whole family of cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower – but eat them all because they are good for me, and because if you add enough other things they don’t smell so bad.
I just got a text from Georgia Power saying that we should have power back in an hour.
There is about 2 inches of frozen snow and ice on the ground. It is about 37 and the overnight low will be below freezing. We are slated for more rain/freezing rain/sleet tomorrow. I have an appointment with my radiation oncologist on Thursday in Durham, six hours from here, but at this point there is no route to get there that isn’t covered with ice or snow. We’ll see how things progress/regress.
I would say that POTUS Trump is starting to panic over the Mueller investigation because he is tweeting lies, outrageous claims and doing it all with half a dozen shopworn words, but that is no change from his previous behavior.
The only problem with heating with space heaters is distribution. It’s cold in my office. It could be cold in the whole house. I’m glad for the gas logs.
And as long as I’m expressing thanks; we didn’t get the blizzard conditions that were forecast. Friends tell us that there are limbs down around the area from accumulated ice. I imagine that one of those caused our power outage.
Initially we had winds up to 35 mph in the forecast. If those happened I slept through it, I don’t think it happened because there is snow lying on tree branches.
I would love to be a fly on the wall in the George and Kellyanne Conway home. She continues to spin a line of B.S. and George tells us all that Trump is lying. It is interesting that Mr. Trump hasn’t fired Kellyanne or announced her “retirement” as he did General Kelly’s.
Last night, before the power went off, we tuned in to NetFlix and everything was in Spanish. I understood just enough to know that a player said, “I see you and raise you five.” L spent about half an hour on the phone with a very patient young man at Netflix who helped talk us through how to go back to English. I would think that someone was riding on our server for free who speaks Spanish except that our password is nonsensical and alphanumeric.
That’s about it. I’m going to log off as it is possible that GA Power has underestimated the downtime.
Stay warm and keep your powder dry.
Addendum: Georgia Power texted me at 2:00 to say the power would be back at about 2:30. At 4:00 I went to the car to recharge my iPad which was down to 11%. Simultaneously, I got a text saying it would be back on by 7:00 p.m. and the power came back on. Right hand left hand thing I guess.