Well, last night we lost electricity. It seemed like the whole town of West Seneca had lost electricity. It was dark every where, both Justice and Digger were freaking out! The power went out at around 7:30 P.M., it came back on around 9:30 or so. But that didn’t last for long. It was on for about five minutes, if that much. It was enough for me to boot up my computer and log on to AIM before it went out again. The electricity did not come back till about 11:10 P.M. After that it did not go out again.
We have not lost power for such a long period of time before. Last time we lost power was at the end of the summer last year, when the States had that major black out, after a power grid failed. This event also fried my cable modem. My conclusion about the power loss in our town last night was: Too Many Christmas Lights are On in the Town!
Loosing electricity during the day is fine, simply because it is still light outside and you can always find something to do that does not require electricity or light. Last night it was already dark outside, so the only thing left to do was either to sit in the dark and talk to yourself, or if you are lucky, to anyone else that is in the house. Another option is to go to bed early. That is kind of hard for me, seeing that I do not go to bed until some time between 2 A.M. and 4:30 A.M. So, I opted out for option three, and that is read a book. How in the name of the procreation process (a.k.a. how the fuck) do you do that in the dark, some of you might ask? I just used my head light, which I used to use when my buddies and I were going on our weekend trips of rock climbing and cave exploring, when I was still in high school. Oh man, those days were fun. I wish I could do these things again. Maybe in couple of years I would start participating in such activities again.
Folks, buy a generator for your house. It is something useful to have for the house, especially when it is pretty much winter outside.