Friday we lose power
trees started splintering before sunset on Friday. Heavy snow
weighed down their limbs and kept falling, heaping up four inches
deep. By dark, the wet snow took down an electric line somewhere,
and suddenly the trailer powered down. Off went the furnace fan,
the computers, the fridge. I called the phone company and was
informed that power is off all over the county and that they expect it
back on by Sunday at midnight.
The snow kept
coming. When we went to bed, it was already six inches deep, and
all night gunshot-like cracks heralded trees crashing down. I
slept fitfully and was out at dawn to assess the damage.
During power outages,
I'm constantly expecting a miracle --- the lights will flicker, the
fridge will hum, and we'll be powered again. At first light on
Saturday, I discovered that wasn't going to happen anytime soon.
Our powerline was down straight up the floodplain, across the garden,
and then up the powerline cut going the other way. I called my
mom to share the excitement, hung up, and then picked the phone back
up. It was dead.
don't want to overwhelm you with the whole story at once, so stay tuned
for part II soon. Until then, feel free to check out our
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