Six years ago the DC metro area had massive power outages. The power was out for weeks in some areas. I believe the problem had to do with buried lines or the lack thereof. Yesterday my little corner of the world experienced a massive power outage.
I was having an excellent day making men …well you know. Then while I was in the middle of putting the finishing touches on my avatar for this virtual sex shop the lights started to flicker. The sky had gone from overcast to something different. So, I peeked out of the sunroom window and there was crazy sideways rain and something large and heavy was floating like a feather over the building next door. I instantly had images of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. As I opened windows (that’s what you do in a tornado), I grabbed the cat and headed for the safe room. No, I do not have a room with a safe. It’s the room that should stay standing in the event of a tornado. As I found the weather channel on my solar-powered radio something did not sit right. I lived through dozens of tornadoes ad the sky wasn’t the right color. That wasn’t a tornado! It was something else. About 3-minutes later the wind and the rain stopped.
Seriously. The storm lasted a total of 5-7 minutes. In that short amount of time beautiful trees were uprooted, power lines destroyed and over 60% of the area was carpeted in black. Last night I looked out and could see the Capitol as the only thing lit, and it was gorgeous.
Today the power company gave us partial power. My AC is off, the dryer doesn’t work and my water pressure is completely whacked. Oh, I’m not complaining. I am grateful that my lights are on and the food in the freezer did not spoil. I am a little concerned about my computers which need to be cool at all times and my 16-year old cat who likes the good life of laying on his back with the air blowing o his stomach.
So, it’s back to the grind. As long as the power stays on I’m taking calls. Call me at 1-888-669-6389.