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And The Lights Come Back On... [9/24/2008 11:48:00 AM]:
Man...before now, I'd never really considered how totally & completely I rely
on electrical things all around me to work -- now that the power's back on at SCR
HQ, as of yesterday afternoon, I find myself giddily amazed at the fact that the lights actually come on when I hit the switch. Getting into the shower this morning, I paused, disoriented for a minute, thinking that something was different; it finally hit me that I'd become used to showering in the near-dark over the past 10 or so days, so being able to see
in the shower was throwing me off.
And happily, when I plugged the modem & wireless router back in -- poof! -- it all worked, just like magic. No cable yet, but Internet, phone, & electricity, so 3 out of 4 ain't bad... Speaking of which, last night after we'd flipped all the breakers back on, made sure the A/C was working, and plugged all the unplugged stuff back in (fridge, computers, yadda, yadda), my wife noticed a crew of guys in hardhats conferring on the sidewalk between our house & the neighbors. I decided they were part of the re-energizing crew, so I braved the sparrow-sized mosquitoes and went outside to shake their hands and thank 'em. One guy saw me coming and asked if he could help me with anything, and I shook his hand and thanked him profusely for all his hard work.
Me: Man, thank you guys so much for everything you're doing. It's such a relief to finally get the lights back on.
Guy in Hardhat: Oh, uh...yeah -- um, we're with the cable company.
Me: Oh! Um... Well, our cable's definitely out, too, so y'know...
A half-embarrassed retreat ensued, but heck, at least now Comcast knows our house is down (the guy said we had a bad drop back behind the house).
Anyway, with the re-energization & all, SCR will hopefully lurch back to its usual state of quasi-timeliness and quasi-responsiveness. If you've emailed me in the past week or so and I haven't replied, you may have to be patient w/me a little longer while the inbox gets cleaned out. Hope everybody out there either has their own lights back on or gets 'em on soon...
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