January 09, 2004
Another power failure (10 hours)
OK, this is getting old :-) We were so happy this morning when the electicity was restored. The food in the refrigerator was still OK, I was able to make some morning espresso, and with the roads in bad shape, I began another day at the laptop working from home. Then around 10:30am a heavy, ice-encrusted branch from a neighbor's tree broke off and dropped onto some live power wires. The branch immediately began to smoke heavily, with little flames dancing here and there. After a minute or two one of the power wires snapped, with a second breaking a very short while later.
So after 10 hours, we thankfully have power again - in time for a warm night's sleep. We are so lucky, and I feel very grateful to the folks who work such long hours in pretty miserable conditions to restore the power when the storms do their worst.
Here's a couple of pictures from today's events.
hmm - the clock on this comment is incorrect. It is actually 10:32am.
You really got some good pictures -- a little too close to home! It makes me wonder how long it would take them to fix it when there aren't too many other people having similar problems. hmm?
May the snow & ice be gone! I'm sure this all started before new year's. Long time! Take care.
Posted by: Vicki Brown | Jan 11, 2004 1:36:18 PM