Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Things are kind of dark here. Literally. The freak snowstorm we had Saturday night totally devastated the area. Heavy snow combined with the leaves still on the trees plus 20-40 MPH winds produce some very bad conditions. Trees down everywhere cut power to well close to 1 million households in Connecticut. Currently, we are without power and I am writing this from my grandmother's house. She is luckily one with power. My parents, wife's parents or ourselves have been without power since Saturday night. We thankfully are always welcome here at grandmas place, plus the local shop has somewhat amusingly become a shelter for those without power. He has power at the shop but not at home so he decided to stay open on Monday (he isn't open on Mondays) and stay opened later than usual on the two other days (today and Sunday). We charge our phones and such there but we sleep at home. It's quite cold without heat and boring at home without electricity. The town is at about 60% without power, including my work. It's not an issue because I'll make it up later. So for those wondering about my lack of communication or disappearance on the blogsphere, this is why. I've been trying to respond to emails on my phone but I get practically no signal at home. The time at the shop yesterday did produce a focal point for another post but once I get power again, which is hopefully in the next few days, I'll be sure to share it.