Andrei Freeman (lordandrei) wrote,
Andrei Freeman

No, no.. that's fine.. I'll just sit in the dark

aiden_freeman has a penchant for waking up 2-3 times throughout the night. Normally the first few times I go in his room, play him some music, maybe change him or give him some water, and let him zone out on his swimming fish night light.

About 10 minutes ago, while trying to get Aiden back down there was a huge Bang from outside. And then it got DARK. I mean, Seattle in November, dark.

It looks like a huge power grid stretching about 20 avenues east-west and about 40 streets north-south lost a main transformer. And the fun of it all.. My house is pretty much in the dead center of the grid.

No lights, no phone, (no motorcar?)....

My apologies to all Apolo customers, but even the UPS isn't saving this as the network backbone is all the way down to the router.

So, what do you do when there is NO electricity? Well, you post to live journal.

Currently my laptop has 2 hrs of battery life. My portable wifi seems to be showing that at least the local AT&T tower has backup generators... so I can haz net for one.

I'd crash.. but until I recharge my cell for about 20 minutes off that slowly ebbing laptop.. I don't even have a reliable alarm clock for the morning.

Fun, Fun, Fun, in the Dark, Dark, Dark
Tags: infrastructure, power, utilities

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