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April 13th, 2007

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10:39 am - L.A. needs naqahdah generators....
So, that windstorm we had all day yesterday? It did bring down some trees and stuff, caused some accidents...and killed a bunch of power transformers.

I went straight from work last night to a home group Bible study. I was a couple of blocks from my apartment when I realized that the next set of stoplights was out, and that there were traffic cops putting out flares to keep people from turning left across the Metro Bus lane. All the street lights and houses around the intersection were dark, as well. I drove carefully up to the next intersection and had to wait for two buses to cross before daring to make a left turn onto my street. It was also completely dark. I had a moment of panic that the electric gate to my complex would be shut--but it was locked open, instead.

My roommate already had candles set up all around the apartment (bless her). She told me that she'd checked with the power company when she got home--apparently several areas of the city had been without power since noon. And they had no idea when repairs would be completed. So we chatted for a bit, and then she went to bed and I sat and tried to read Harry Potter by candlelight. My eyes aren't used to it. :-)

I don't usually mind a power-out, but this created two problems for me: my alarm clock is not battery-powered, and my cell phone was about to die. I couldn't recharge it, so I had no way to wake up this morning. I finally decided, oh, screw it. Amanda knocked on my door before she left for work, so I wasn't more than 20 minutes late, but still....

As of 9am this morning, our power was still out.

And the saddest part to this story: I was really looking forward to last night's episode of CSI. Needless to say, we didn't get it. *sobs* Anybody local manage to DVR/tape it? I'll buy a copy from you!
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Date:April 13th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
::opens and closes mouth like a surprised fish::

You didn't get to see CSI?????

Oh . . . well . . . um . . .

Clip show with funny moments. Very funny moments.

Will you get to see the new SG-1 tonight?
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Date:April 13th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Nope, I didn't! *cries*

Clip show with funny moments.

Well, given that the closest CSI has ever come to a clip show is "Post Mortem," and that I love my lab techs... I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS ONE.

I have no idea if power will be back on by tonight. I hope so. We're at the 24-hour mark already. O_o I know we haven't been opening the fridge or freezer, but, um, if this goes all day today we're going to be tossing out a lot of stuff. :-(
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Date:April 13th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Gaaah. There were a bunch of lights out on Los Feliz Blvd when I went home at 5ish yesterday, but at least my apt had power :/
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Date:April 13th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
Lucky you!
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Date:April 13th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Harry Potter by candlelight... somehow fitting. :)

Strange weather indeed! We've had crazy wind funnels and gray creepy clouds today which all seem very appropriate for a Friday the 13th. Spooooooky. Teehee.

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Date:April 13th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
LOL, yeah, the 13th...

And HP by candlelight is indeed fitting, but my eyes couldn't take more than half a chapter. :-)
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Date:April 13th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, you make me appreciate our power companies. We do get blackouts at least once a year when there's bad storms, but at least they do get the power back within 4 hours, often within 2 hours.
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Date:April 13th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Heh. Usually the powerouts don't last quite this long. I'm not sure what exactly happened--it must have been pretty bad, or else we had multiple problems all around the city, and not enough people to solve them.
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Date:April 14th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
You might be able to find it on iTunes. When i was there the other day I believe I saw both the original CSI and Miami current seasons being put up after they air. I know for sure you can find SG1 too. (probably not before Monday though.) I know it costs $1.99 an episode but it is the legal way to do it.

Sorry about the power outage.

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