Post 2277: blizzard conditions

The power went out mid-afternoon. What to do? Nothing, it seems. This time of year, keeping warm is the big deal and I have electric heating. So, I went to bed early, wrapped in blankets and quilts. One never knows how long a power outage will last, of course, and the blizzard conditions suggested it might be a long time before the problem might be resolved.

I had a long, nice sleep, cozy in my cocoon, sleeping till the light in the front room cast a warm glow in my bedroom. I’d left it on after the power went down. I got up, started to watch a film noir with Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet in their first film together, but fell asleep in my chair.

When I woke up, it was four hours past kitty food time! Andy was asleep on the recliner arm, waiting for me to stir. Poor thing! He must have really suffered sucking in his stomach all those hours trying to make me think he was starving! Dougy, on the other hand, was asleep under the chair in the north bathroom. Apparently he had some dry kitty food to tide him over. 

Yes, everything is topsy turvy. 



28 thoughts on “Post 2277: blizzard conditions

  1. I think power outages are going to be more of the norm in the future with climate change and unstable weather patterns. Out here where we are it is usually downed trees or someone skidding into a utility pole. Stay warm and dry!

  2. Doug, you and the kitty boys be careful out there! Apparently we’re under the same “atmospheric river,” though it’s unlikely to snow where I am. Back in Minnesota, we used to keep sleeping bags, candles and butane lighters for winter power outages (candles generate a lot of heat), though for my kids, the worst thing was not having any TV! Now I’m mostly worried about not being able to charge my smartphone (like a lot of people, I don’t have a hardwire phone anymore) and not having internet service. No Little House on the Prairie for us anymore!

    • You pretty well covered the disadvantages I feel during a power outage. I suppose I could use my laptop if charged, but I use it long periods of time. Not knowing how long an outage will be, one needs to conserve use “in case”. Likewise, my smart phone needs to be used prudently. I am on Life Alert, so that access to 911 services is there for me, but contacting emergency services in lieu of television is not a good idea! LOL!

  3. I hope your power is back soon Doug. Michigan is getting a layer of ice the last few hours, I hope it stays away while I’m up there in a few short days. Stay warm guys!

    • We had power in fairly short time – a few hours. Seems a power line was ripped down by the wind in a phenomenon called “galloping power line”. I’d never heard of it before. Seems squirrels cause more outages around here~! Anyway, here’s a video of this:

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