If you have heard the news of this weekend's snow storm followed by power outages in the northeastern U.S., I can confirm it is true. Our house has been without power for about 36 hours now. The power company has advised that some customers may not have power restored until Thursday.
In my case, I have no electricity, Internet service, or traditional telephone service. Luckily, the cell phone service has continued to work without interruption and the 3G wireless modem also connects to a nearby cell tower. As a result, I do have internet service but everything is battery powered. I am limiting my usage in order to conserve the batteries, in case this does stretch into a multi-day outage.
We had minor damage at the house from falling tree limbs, although nothing as bad as some of my neighbors. I do have damage to my Miata sports car as a large limb fell squarely on top of it. We also have a nearly new fence that has been damaged. However, we have neighbors with trees through their roofs and other, expensive damage. Actually, I feel lucky that our damage is so minor.
I probably won't be posting new articles while I sit here in the darkness and the cold.
To Plus Edition subscribers: I will send the weekly Plus Edition email as soon as power is restored or when I can visit someplace that has electricity, heat, and wi-fi access. Right now, I am not sure when that will be.
I'm ready to move into the motor home that presently is in storage in Florida!