Darkness falls

So this morning began with an inventory of wind damage, and things didn’t improve much during the day. I put in my usual ten-plus hours, came home, and discovered that the electricity was off. Outside temperature: 90ish. Inside temperature: a bearable 78. But it wasn’t going to stay that way: it never does.

A neighbor went one way up the street to seek out the repair crew; I went the other to clean up the rest of the storm debris. He came back with less than good news: they said they’d have to climb every pole for half a mile to get us back on the grid. Lucky me.

The first order of business, therefore, is to find a place to stay for the night: I’m not sitting at home in the dark waiting for thunderstorms to kick in.


  1. Tatyana »

    13 May 2009 · 7:14 pm

    You are welcome to come here: it’s 60F and “mostly clear”, with tomorrow prognosis of light rain at 68F.

  2. CGHill »

    13 May 2009 · 7:24 pm

    If I didn’t have to be at work early tomorrow morning … but never mind, you get the idea.

    Normal range for this date: high 78, low 57. This month has actually been slightly cooler than average, thanks to entirely too much rain.

  3. Dan B »

    13 May 2009 · 11:14 pm

    As is usual, the tornado sirens sounded, and everyone ran to their porches to see where the funnel was.

  4. Tatyana »

    14 May 2009 · 6:42 am

    I hear you. Keep in mind, anyway, invitation has no expiration date.
    And don’t tap your insurance for damages – or they’ll raise the premium next year.

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