Last Sunday a really nasty wind storm blew through Pittsburgh knocking down trees and power lines. The little suburb that I live in called Bellevue was one of the hardest hit. My power went out around 9pm Sunday night and has not turned back on since. I called Duquesne Light and they told me that my power should be back on no later than Friday evening.
Thankfully I have a gas stove and hot water heater so I can still take a hot shower and cook hot meals. If it wasnâ€™t for my iPhone I would have no outside communication when I was at home. Itâ€™s nice to be able to still check email and twitter to pass the time. I take my computer and iPhone to work every day to recharge them for the next night. I feel like a geek in the dark ages or a nomad looking for power to recharge my devices.
I hope to still update this blog when I find internet in the evenings. Also I would like to report that I cannot cook bacon in the dark. Itâ€™s impossible since I donâ€™t have a cold cellar to keep it in or a light that can light my whole kitchen (cooking while holding a flash light is hard work).
If you have any ideas on how the pass the time without power please share them.
Update: My power is now back on!