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From Not So Promising to Hallelujah!

The National Grid storm center has the following to say about my electrical outage:

Outage Details:
Our records indicate an outage began on Friday, 12/12/2008 at 12:21 AM in your area.
Restoration Estimate: Saturday, 12/13/2008 at 4:00 PM
Estimated Customers Affected: 1053
Please Note:
This data is based on conditions that may change due to weather, field reports, and other factors.
Areas may be restored at different times due to our restoration process.

I called the neighbors. Still no power there, but power has been restored on a nearby street. I asked them to call me if they get power back, and will touch base with them before buying a generator.


The neighbors just called! Their electricity is back. No guarantees, of course, but mine probably is, too.

Here's hoping my next update is from Toad Woods.



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 12th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Power outs
I first read your comment about an "outage" as an "outrage." One way or the other, it does sound just a bit too interesting. The Bucklins, by the way, back when we were living on Vashon Island, had one of those that lasted for two or three days. I had remembered that the storm was on October 18 and had been known as Hurricane Frieda, but my sister Kathleen says it was on October 12 and everybody called it the Columbus Day Storm. The people who lived on the extreme ends of all those dirt roads had their (our) power restored last. At times like that, it was good to have a wood-burning fireplace. In any event, please keep us posted.

Dec. 12th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Power outs
Will do.

When I was a kid, an ice storm in southern Michigan knocked out power at 22 Grand Blvd., Battle Creek, for 3.5 days. My dad went out and bought an alternator a couple days into it, waiting in the Sears parking lot for the Sears delivery truck full of them to claim the one promised to him.

I'm very relieved to have power back -- and therefore, heat -- before the risk of pipes freezing became significant as it would have over the next 8-16 hours.
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