spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58) wrote,
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It's too darn hot

As the song goes and, boy, do they have it right. Yesterday, it was a balmy 111F here. It's 4:30 and I'm in the kitchen working on dinner, spaghetti and meatballs. I have the meatballs in the oven baking and had just started softening the onion for my marinara when (you know, don't you?) *BAM* the power goes out.

I called PG&E and they said it would be back on by 6:15 or at least they'd update the recording at that point. Immediately, I went through the kitchen, turning everything off and went to check on TBG. He was caught in the shower, and since it's an interior bath, with no lights. I got out one of our camping lanterns and gave him some light and then flopped down on the bed to sulk.

He got out and dressed, then we headed to the theatre to make sure the server was down. It was and there was general discussion about rehearsal and such, since this is the last dress to opening. There was also a board meeting scheduled there. We sat around a bit and grumbled, but decided we would go check to see if Dave Wong's had power. It did and we had a lovely air-conditioned meal. We also found out that only 141 customers were affected - almost half of our apartment complex. I was not hopeful that power would be restored any time soon.

As we came back, we noticed many Comcast/Xfinity trucks about. It was close to 6:30, so we called the cats in, all came except Pye. I threw a wobbly and locked her out. This is because she didn't want to take her medicine. I was sitting there stewing and suddenly realized the a/c was on. *Whew*

I went upstairs and showered. By the time I'd finished, TBG had gotten Pye in. He said he knew I wouldn't sleep if we didn't and, of course, I was going to make sure she was in before I went to bed. We tackled the setting of the clocks (how is it we have so many freaking clocks and never seem to know what time it is?). Apparently the power outage had also fried all the Xfinity circuits and they were having to replace all the circuits. PG&E is on slippery ground to begin with and this didn't help their image at all.

TBG went back over to the theatre and brought the server back on line and started applying critical patches to it. This morning he went back yet again, rebooted the server (he is so good to us at the theatre) and reset our outside lights.

This morning, when I got up at 3 a.m., it had 'cooled' outside to 80 F. Today we are heading back to 105 F. I hope the folks in Los Angeles will enjoy our water because the snow pack is toast with this heat. So much for skiing on the 4th of July.
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