I was blithely typing along, and THUD… BEEP!! My UPS (uninterruptible power sources) sprang to bleeping life.
“It finally happened,” quoth I… or words to that effect.
Here at the SPTDV we have no electricity.
Since I just posted this, I gather that the whole grid isn’t down. Yet.
Posted from my iPhone.
Boredom is my real challenge. I have great books, of course. Mr and Mrs Cardinal are at the feeder. Nice to see them.
It is a fairly cool day. I just did a tech check: The Rosary and Breviary still work. iPhone charged this morning.
There is a squad car and cop at the corner directing traffic.
Is this the beginning of total urban war?
Still no power. I have my Kindle on text-to-speech reading me a dystopian novel set after a massive CME creates an EMP that takes out the grid.
Well. This is it, I guess. Farewell, everyone. It has been swell.
It’s been a full FIFTEEN MINUTES!
UPDATE 29 July a.m.:
The power was restored to the area in the evening. It seems that some 2000 households in the area were blacked out.
Alas, since the blackout we have no internet in the building where the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue is situated. With the return of power, the network is still down.
I am, therefore, using a combination of phone and iPad.
This is exactly when my enemies will strike!
Doing all my work from my iPad (aka Bug-Out Screen).