Misery: Patch day and no power

powerIn the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a mighty storm rolled through Michigan and knocked out power to over 150,000 homes.  Our street’s power lines are obviously held up by masking tape and children’s hopes, because any time there’s a storm we get plunged back into the dark ages — and it was no different then.  Boom, power out, oh well.

While usually the company’s good at getting it back on soon, this week there have been Issues with doing so.  We’re going on well over a day with no power and DTE is estimating that it’ll be late tonight before we see lights and blessed air conditioning again.

On one hand, you just gotta roll with stuff like this.  I still have power at work, it wasn’t so brutally hot that we were miserable all night (just half of the night), and thanks to cell phones and battery backups, we even had a modicrum of internet access.  But on the other hand, it makes working at home impossible and makes for a grumpy Syp when all of this happens on one of the largest patch days of the summer.  Also, bagging up and carting all of my food over to the church’s working fridges is a hoot.  I highly recommend taking your food on an excursion once a day.

So no, I haven’t been able to check out the new WildStar or Guild Wars 2 patch yet.  Maybe tomorrow.  I still have a report on our weekly TSW excursion that can’t go out until my computer gets juice.  But I have high hopes that I’ll be back on by tonight and will rejoin the 21st century with all its tweeting nonsense!

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One thought on “Misery: Patch day and no power

  1. ‘Our street’s power lines are obviously held up by masking tape and children’s hopes, because any time there’s a storm we get plunged back into the dark ages ‘

    They must have the same infrastructure plans as they do in Argentina ie. NONE! Every summer the same things happens here, although the storm isn’t needed here…huge swaths of Buenos Aires just brown out!

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