||[Nov. 30th, 2012|04:40 pm]
There were at least three power failures here last night. The first came about 8:30, when the computer was still on. That one ended after ten o'clock. I had the computer unplugged for the next one, just after midnight. That one only lasted a few minutes. The third one came while I was asleep, and I only know that it happened because I'd fallen asleep with the television on, and when I woke up about six o'clock this morning the television had gone off by itself. Luckily, none of the outages lasted long enough to damage anything in the refrigerator or freezer.|
This has been one of the nastiest storms I can recall. It hasn't been as cold as some, but the rain has been copious and it has gone on for a long time. It will continue for at least the next 36 hours, so there's plenty of time for it to get even worse. I don't think I'll make my oven-related dinner tonight, as I fear that the power could go away again while it is half cooked. I'll probably just open a can of soup.
As inconvenient as it's been, and as uncomfortable as it's been to be without heat for a big part of the night, I've enjoyed listening to the rain, and this morning there was a lull when the clouds settled over the town and we had half an hour of fairly heavy fog. I went out and walked on the carpet of soggy leaves that now covers everything, and listened to the water dripping from the trees. And while the power was out a re-read a few chapters of Northanger Abbey. Cookies and tea and Jane Austen can do a great deal to improve a rainy night. I'm almost out of cookies, though, so I hope the weather doesn't prevent me from shopping on Sunday.