dvandom: (Davan)
( Dec. 14th, 2007 05:38 pm)
To judge from the two differently-behaving electric clocks in my apartment, shortly after I left for the office we had an outage of about a half hour. Whee. This augurs ill for the snowstorm tonight....
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( Dec. 14th, 2007 12:03 am)
This is stuff I entered on my PDA, much like I've been blogging my AAPT meetings lately.
60 hours of cold )
Edit: Pictures!
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dvandom: (peep)
( Dec. 13th, 2007 11:40 pm)
Blog from PDA entries over the past three days to follow. Heat's on too.
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dvandom: (Davan)
( Dec. 13th, 2007 06:03 pm)
Nada, bupkiss, zilch. And I get the feeling that if the work crews get it on late in the evening, the furnace won't get turned on until morning. At least I did see the Westar crews at work in the area. Gonna shampoo in a sink after dinner.

Edit: Okay, tap water doesn't actually GET hot in this building right now, but "not lethally cold" will do. I feel somewhat better with a clean face and hair.
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dvandom: (Davan)
( Dec. 13th, 2007 11:12 am)
At about 10 this morning, the superintendent was going around turning off all the furnaces and hot water heaters, because the sudden spike in load every time they tried to get power back on caused it to crash again. Hopefully there will be power by the time I get home. In the meantime, since it's supposed to get to 40°F today and be sunny, I can't just leave my spoilables in the car, so I had to drag them into the office and cram them into our tiny fridge (the bigger fridge in the lounge is inaccessible, as a thesis defense is going on right now).

Edit: 1:30 PM, still no power. They're "trying things" according to the landlady.

Edit: 4:00 PM, still no power. They got it on for about 10-15 minutes, but it went out again. Worst case, I wait for sunset, when it'll be safe to use my car as a fridge again, to go home. And then come back to the office and find a sink in which to wash my hair. :)
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STILL no power at home. When I was driving home last night, I saw power on a block to the west, a block to the east, and a couple blocks to the north, and had hopes I'd have power by morning. Nope. In fact, the power seems to have gone back out to the east, and on the news they said they were focusing efforts on the other side of town. There was enough relic heat in my hot water heater for a short shower, at least, even if I spent several minutes shivering when I got out of the shower and dried/dressed as quickly as possible. Sleeping was comfortable enough, though.
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Campus seems to have only suffered a blip, since everything turned off but the network was still up and I didn't have to reprogram my radio's presets. But power went off around 6AM or so at home, and is still off. Once I felt it was safe to drive (i.e. about 4:30 PM) I came in to have dinner. My car is now a rolling fridge. A more complete bloggy accounting once things are over, I've been making notes on my PDA (but can't synch it at work).

Estimate when I called at 4PM: 1-2 days before I have power back at home. At least I can be reasonably sure of power at work tomorrow, and I have some leftover work-lunch stuff I can use up. The whole east side of town is also down, which means no Wal-Mart to pick up more food, and I'd be surprised if the stores nearer me are outside the blackout.

Anyway, I was warm enough at home under the covers and bundled up, I should be okay for one night. If the time to completion is more like 2 days, though, I may need to find someone to crash with, or go way out of town to a motel.

Update: according to the power company's outage map, the only parts of town that have power are campus and the southwest corner. Might be stopping by Target before going home, as I just called them, they have power. And may even have some batteries left, although I wouldn't bet on it.
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