Tuesday, December 19, 2006

i'm dreaming of a warm christmas

As Alan mentioned, high wind, snow, rain, freezing temps have resulted in thousands of people without power in the Seattle area.

No heat, no lights, no internets.
No school, and for a while no gasoline or groceries.
Can't buy a generator for love or money.

Cleaned the spoiled food out of the fridge & freezer, then spent one uncomfortable night in the freezing house before throwing in the towel and going to a hotel (rooms not easy to come by, either).

City of Seattle seems to be operating at full power, but many surrounding areas are still without. News last night said ~200,000 homes still dark (down from ~700,000) -- our town may not come online until Saturday.

Happy Holidays! :-)


At Tue Dec 19, 11:43:00 AM PST, Blogger unca said...

Yup, just when we think we're in control, we get a message to the contrary.

At Tue Dec 19, 01:47:00 PM PST, Blogger si said...

wow, sorry, bryan. didn't know your area was still affected (must be a shock to your system to come back to freezing from, i'm sure, not-freezing-tx).

and that makes your reply to my minutia-email even more impressive! especially since it was about, you know, minutia. :)

hope you thaw out soon.

At Tue Dec 19, 09:14:00 PM PST, Blogger Kylee said...

Wow yeah that stinks. I know I work with a bunch of people without power, some with trees in their house...a mess thats for sure. We had our power back on Sunday night but I bailed on Saturday. Good luck to you...stay warm!!

At Tue Dec 19, 10:28:00 PM PST, Blogger jay aitch said...

Must be global warming.....?

At Wed Dec 20, 01:04:00 AM PST, Blogger jay are said...

more like global freezing. Been reading about your area---sure hope you get warmed up soon and everything gets back to normal.

At Thu Dec 21, 09:05:00 AM PST, Blogger Alan said...

Thanks for the mention. Hope the utility folks get things working again soon, out in your neck of the woods.


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