12/12, 2:00am - Power goes out
12/12, 7:30am - We wake up to this in our back yard, and everywhere else in southern New Hampshire:
12/12, 10:30am - I drive to work early hoping to eat some breakfast, find out that work is closed. No electricity.
12/12, 10:45am - Wait over half an hour at a Dunkin' Donuts with about 200 other people for breakfast. Amazed at how swiftly anarchy can happen if electricity is taken away.
12/12, 6:00pm - We arrive at the Outback where we made call ahead reservations. We wait over an hour and a half to be seated.
12/12, 9:00pm - We leave the Outback and hear on the radio that 500,000 NH residents are without electricity and heat.
12/13, 10:00am - I receive a call from Citizen's Bank saying that my debit card has been shut off. I call them to find out that someone has taken advantage of the fact that I'm an NH resident without access to technology and compromised my account. Citizen's activates my account long enough so that I can drain my account of cash so that I can buy food. Fun. People are real nice.
12/13, 8:30pm - We drive to Portland, ME with Matt's band (who had come up from Boston - two hour trip) only to find out that the venue has double-booked their regular, monthly gig. Nice. We go out for an awesome meal elsewhere.
12/13, 11:30ish - Back home to find that we're still without power. It was too cold to stay - so off to Boston with the band and our kitties we went.
So...here I sit. Now we're wondering if the pipes have burst back at home. My family and friends are scattered to the wind. This has been craziness!
Obviously Advent posts will have to wait until we get the basics back. Sigh.