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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Once again, BGE plunged my entire corner of the neighborhood into darkness with no warning at around 11:00 AM this morning. I've complained about this before here and here. You'd think I'd be used to it by now.

Since my land line was down, I used my cell phone to check with a neighbor, and their power was kaput as well. A call to BGE told me that 400 homes were affected and that I could expect the power to come back on around 2:30.

I had gotten up at 5:30 AM this morning for a 7:00 AM appointment, so by 9:30, I had already done my weekly grocery shopping, and was looking forward to running the dishwasher, doing about 4 loads of laundry, and cleaning the house in advance of a visit by my sister this weekend. All of those things require electricity. was dark and dreary, but by sitting on the couch, I had enough daylight to read. At noon, I realized I also couldn't make lunch or a cup of tea (BTW, I seem to have acquired a 10 cup a day herbal tea habit. I'm addicted to the stuff and can go through a box or two a week). I grabbed my coat and headed out for a walk in the drizzle over to On the Hill Cafe for a sandwich and a cup of their herbal tea. The place was crawling with MICA students. With all the dreadlocks, tatoos, and odd clothing, I felt like grandma in my "Mom" jeans, turtleneck and boiled wool jacket.

Home again, only now the house is getting cool, so I bundled up in a blanket, added two, 15 pound cats for warmth, and tried to read some more before I lapsed into a post prandial coma.

At 3:15 - we finally have power, and now I have to run around and reset all the clocks.

So much for a productive day......

Thanks BGE
posted by Broadsheet @ 3:14 PM  
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