Monday, September 13, 2021

Things that made me go "Hmmm..."

What made last night's outage as interesting as it was was how widespread and unexpected it was.

I mean, you expect an outage with bad weather. The last really bad one we had here was way back in '08, when we had a twister in the neighborhood and the basement flooded.

Otherwise it's been just bad weather...wind, rain, heavy wet snow, ice, whatever...causing a tree or limb here or there to cut power to one side of the street or the other.

Having it happen out of a clear sky, over such a large area, and cut cell service, too? That raised an eyebrow for a minute, I'll admit.

All's well as ends well, but I was glad to have the stuff I needed on hand already, and it was a reminder to check on other things.