Friday, September 9, 2011

Well, that was fun...

I don't know whether those of you outside of southern California heard, but we had a huge power outage here yesterday--pretty much all of southern California, western Arizona, and northern Mexico abruptly went dark yesterday afternoon. Nothing like a complete loss of power to make you realize how dependent you are on electricity. No internet, no tv, no radio, no phone. No gas, either, since the pumps rely on electricity. No air conditioning, no refrigerator, no microwave...I could go on all day. The traffic signals all went out--right before rush hour--which was a nightmare. And my washer and dryer stopped mid-cycle. I suppose it would be paranoid of me to think the whole thing was just a cosmic smackdown directed at me because I was gloating about getting my dryer fixed an hour earlier and was celebrating by doing laundry.

Wouldn't it?

4 comments:

seashells said...

I wondered about that...

Susanne said...

Yes it was a very interesting evening.

sophanne said...

I have no words but I fear that you're not paranoid.

Lifesastitch said...

My husband was in Palm Springs, it was the no air conditioning that affected him. We had an earthquake here today, would have expected that there!