Friday, February 17, 2006
The power went out at midnight last night. There was no bad weather and not a hint of wind. After being on hold with the Power Company for twenty minutes, we're told that a car hit a pole and knocked the entire pole out. Not so strange, but the pole it knocked out was over 50 km away!...Seriously, Nova Scotia Power is ridiculous. 12,000 homes out of power because of a single pole. The car, as it turns out, burst into flames and the driver ran off (stolen?). For once I didn't really care about being out of power at the time, but it was this morning that was stressing me out, so I couldn't sleep. The power eventually came back on at 4:30 am. And then I could sleep without worrying for a few hours.
You see, tickets for INXS went on sale at 9:00 sharp this morning, and I was purchasing mine online. If the power had been out, I wouldn't have been able to get them. As it turned out, even having power, it was hard enough. But, after completely selling out in nearly 20 minutes, I have two golden rafter seats. The story really is so much longer than this, but I thought you would appreciate the abbreviated version, rather than the actual long-winded one. I may not shut-up about this until May.
Now tonight, we are having a wind storm with high wind warnings and winds up to 90 km/hr. It is howling outside and the lights have been flickering...we'll see about this one.