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Books, Candles, and Hand Held  Fans

We've been without power for more than two hours now; I wouldn't mind so much if I didn't have a half cooked chicken dish sitting in the slow cooker, and if it wasn't 85-90 degrees outside now. We still have some cool, because we've pulled the curtains and some of the AC coolth remains, but neither Bob nor I do well with heat, so I'm rooting for ComEd to fix whatever transformer blew out with the intense storm that took down trees and, sadly, killed at least one person in the greater Chicago  area.

Hmm. I guess being without power for a measly 2.5 hours is no big thing, compared to at least one family's tragedy.

But I hope it's still OK for me to hope strongly for the return of power?

if not, we have lots of candles, and books. And if we get too hot, we can always head for a library or a restaurant.


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eaweek
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:39 pm (UTC)
Lack of power stinks. I hope you get yours back soon.
kaffyr
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks; so do I. But we're going on three hours now. Gah.
eaweek
Aug. 3rd, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
Any luck?
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2015 01:41 am (UTC)
It was out until about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, and I was so very glad to be awakened by lights turning on in the house (we thought we'd turned everything off, but nope.)
eaweek
Aug. 4th, 2015 02:44 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it! There's nothing like the rumble of everything coming back on when power is restored.
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
...aaaand of course, I meant 1:40 a.m. Monday, not Tuesday. But yes, that rumble is wonderful after hours in the dark (and it was really dark; all the streetlights were out as well, and I told BB I began to understand why our ancestors were so afraid of the dark - it's a hell of a lot different than what we think of as "dark" when we live in a modern city.
cygnia
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:46 pm (UTC)
Ooof...you have my sympathies. Be safe!
kaffyr
Aug. 2nd, 2015 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks; I'm amazed that I totally missed the fact that the storm was as bad as it was because I out shopping at Costco when it hit. I heard the thunder, and the power went out for about 15 minutes at the store, but it didn't really make much of an impression on me until I started driving home and seeing downed trees.
lsanderson
Aug. 2nd, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
Oh noes!
Hope it's fixed soon.
kaffyr
Aug. 3rd, 2015 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: Oh noes!
9:15 p.m. And the power's still out. Transferred the. Hi ken from the slow cooker and am finishing up the cooking on the top of the stove - yay for gas stoves that can be manually lit ! We took time out to go have sushi at our favorite sushi place, and came back to estimates that the power could be off for another 2-12 hours. Ah, well ....
ladymercury_10
Aug. 3rd, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
Yikes! I hope you get your power back soon, it's way too hot for no a/c.
kaffyr
Aug. 3rd, 2015 02:24 am (UTC)
Still no power as of 9:22. Sigh; we went out for sushi and came back to darkness, so now we,re wearing head lamps and have candles and an oil lamp lit.
a_phoenixdragon
Aug. 3rd, 2015 03:49 am (UTC)
Man! Hope it comes on soon. Being without power in such heat is not a good thing...

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
We ended up getting the power back at around 1:40 a.m. I sort of feel like a wuss when I consider how many people live without AC and either don't mind, or mind but live through it without complaining. But then I think about how miserable the heat makes both of us - and actually how dangerous it can be for, given some of the meds we take - and I feel a little less guilty.
tardis_stowaway
Aug. 3rd, 2015 06:26 am (UTC)
Oh dear! Lack of power makes just about everything in daily life more difficult and some things outright impossible. I hope it comes back soon!
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2015 01:50 am (UTC)
Lack of power makes just about everything in daily life more difficult and some things outright impossible.

Absolutely. Being heat-sensitive, every time I'm in a situation where I can't escape heat, I start thinking about how people survived before air-conditioning, and during the time when everyone went about swathed in too many clothes, without even aspirin to cut heat headaches, much less anything else to battle heat stroke and heat prostration. Of course, too many people didn't survive the heat.

Our AC eventually came back on in the early morning hours, and I rejoiced.

By the way - Happy Belated Birthday!
lost_spook
Aug. 3rd, 2015 07:08 am (UTC)
Oh, dear! Hope it comes back soon! Being without power is pretty educative on just how many things we do these days that need power, but not fun. ♥
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
The power did come back on in the early morning hours, and I was extremely grateful. It allowed me to get a far better sleep than I had been getting to that point. I'm definitely a 20th and 21st Century person; I couldn't have survived without AC - seriously.
liadtbunny
Aug. 3rd, 2015 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, crossfingers your power is restored soon.
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2015 01:53 am (UTC)
It took several more hours before everything came back on, but it eventually did, and I did a (very quiet) dance to welcome the electricity back. And then I went back to sleep, grateful for the cool.
liadtbunny
Aug. 4th, 2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
Phew I'm glad your power came back:)
flowsoffire
Aug. 3rd, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
Urgh! I hope the power came back fast!

RIP for the storms victim :(
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2015 01:54 am (UTC)
It didn't come back very quickly, but it did come back, and I was very grateful.

It turned out that it wasn't a woman who died, but a young father, and my thoughts are with his family.
flowsoffire
Aug. 4th, 2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
Good. ♥

Indeed. RIP…
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