Just checking in. You're right Ron. I'm right in the middle of it, lol. My house remains without power since 4:00pm yesterday. My office on the other hand came back on sometime early this morning, so that's where I'm typing from. We're semi-closed at the office today. Computers are up, but we're supposed to conserve. We tried to reach a few staff members via phone to tell them not to come in, but missed a few and they came in anyway. Most have gone home now, but my partner and I are here.
Driving home last night was the worst though, rofl! We lost power at 4:00, sent people home by 4:30 but still didn't know it was regional. By the time I was in my car and stuck firmly in the middle of a ton of traffic, I realized that I was almost out of gas! I THEN heard the full radio story and realized I was heading home and there was NOT going to be any gas stations open on the way!
Every single street light was out and all were being treated like 4-way stops. I have a ton of stoplights between the office and home, and my usual 20 min ride was an eternity. I kept telling myself, don't look at the gauge, don't look at the gauge, and every time I looked (couldn't help it) it kept dropping. I was so low on gas that I turned off the air conditioner and radio to conserve every bit of energy I could, lol. I boiled like a fried egg. I eventually made it home (on fumes I think) and it took me an hour and a half.
Hey, the fun part was, we had a nice hamburger and hot dog bbq last night, had a great (though very hot) sleep, and woke up to coffee and tea using the camping coleman stove, lol. Ahhhh, now this is the life.
Anyway, I should get going. We've got rolling blackouts expected through the day, and I have no idea when the power to my home will come back on. We're still without as I type, and I've got a prospective buyer coming through our house tonight! Hope he brings candles!