24 Hours Without Power

And counting.  Actually about 27 now.  Sucks.  Have a fridge full of food if anyone wants it.

You don’t realize how much you depend on electricity until you don’t have it for an extended amount of time.  I swear, when it comes back on I’m turning on every TV in the house, my computers, Playstation…. might even microwave some water for the helluvit.  Coffee mug with a light bulb in it.

I freaked my neighbor out today – my garage door opener has a battery backup in it.  I left for work and he said “You have power?!?”  Heh.   I don’t have it too bad – taking turns charging stuff with the inverter I have.  Thought about firing up the grill earlier but the chicken I had left in the fridge smelled suspect.  Made it to work about an hour late today – weaving past down trees was fun.  Here’s a flash people – if the stop lights are dark, treat it as a four way stop.  Seriously.  And you don’t get to try to sneak through with the car in front of you.  Work was good though – I was one of the few people who made it in (me?!  a model employee?!  whodathunkit) had a few fires to put out, but my building downtown never lost power over the weekend.  I know I’ve bragged a little about the company I work for, but how cool:  the president sent an email about 11 saying they were closing the office at noon and wouldn’t open until noon tomorrow.  Honestly concerned about people trying to clean up after the storm, take care of kids unexpectedly at home, and worried about the commute people were facing during rush hour with trees down and traffic lights.  Awesome.

Didn’t really take any pictures… just go to your favorite news site and see what the mere remnants of Ike did to the midwest.  You poor Texans.

Have to love a Treo 750, AT&T data plan, and a bluetooth capable laptop.  I’ll probably spend this evening about like the last – back porch, tiki torches, glock, laptop, beer, and treo.  You can take the power out of the house, but you can’t take the geek out of it.

Stay safe out there.

4 Responses to “24 Hours Without Power”

  1. mindy Says:

    Apparently living here in the East End ghetto of Dayton has it’s merits. We never lost power – even the wind is afraid of my neighborhood!!! Or the fact that sandwiching houses together limits the winds abilities to turn a sketchy neighborhood worse …

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  3. Kris Says:

    Get a list of food and give it to your home owners insurance. They will send a refund for your loss. Moving to Indy. Chicago sucks. Be well. K

  4. .pete Says:

    I found that I kept turning light switches on when the power was out. When it finally did come on EVERYTHING was on. 🙂

    Finally got cable/internet back today while I was out grocery shopping (nothing like sitting in the checkout line for 45 minutes mass sending an inappropriate email to half the company from my Treo out of boredom.)

    I actually enjoyed the time away from technology. Didn’t even hook my Treo 750 up to the laptop until this morning to snag some data from work for something to do while my ceiling was being repaired (ugh, it’s still leaking)

    People were driving like idiots up here too. Growing up in Florida I imagined the chaos that would ensue if it were to snow there due to lack of plow equipment, and peoples ability to drive in it (myself included.) Apparently it works both ways. 🙂

    What version of Windows Mobile are you using? I found this morning that 6.0/6.1 has ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) which is much easier than the old DUN (Dial Up Networking.) All it took was selecting the connection type, then clicking connect.

    Has anybody heard from Jessi-cakes?

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