December 18th, 2008

Surprise! We may not have power but. . .

We're about to have gutters.

There was some rescheduling (repeatedly) on the whole gutter thing, but today they showed up.

It's bizarro world here at the O.-A. residence: the generator is providing our power, we have wireless connectivity, we even have fresh video inbound because I increased my Netflix subscription to make up for the lake of cable and thus the reduced number of NCIS episodes. We have cell phones and land lines.

If I trusted that generator more, and was willing to give up the Rachel Maddow Show, the Daily Show and the Colbert Report (well, I guess I could watch them on line, but it would be hideously slow over the cell connection), we could do this indefinitely.

If, if, if.

I _like_ my dependence on the grid, thank you very much. Please give it back. Soon.

I am, however, quite pleased about the gutters.

Oh, and there's white stuff on the ground. Don't know if I mentioned that.

Return of the Grid!

We have power and, with it, insta-connectivity! Our cable (and therefore internet) came back online with the power. We think there must have been some powered bit of info-grid nearby.


on again off again

The power went away. Then R. and T. went to the pool and it came back. But I did not want to go outside in the slippery stuff and turn the generator off, so it stayed on until they returned. And since that, it has stayed on. Which is nice.