For those of us living and working in the Connecticut Valley between central Connecticut and central Massachusetts the past week has been something out of the Twilight Zone. Last Saturday afternoon I was sitting at my home computer preparing the write-up of the PCB presentation I made at the UMass Soils Conference. At about 4 PM, the lights blinked once, the computer screen went dark and all the electricity disappeared from north central Connecticut.
The freak pre-Halloween snow storm has caused a remarkable amount of damage; much more than hurricane Irene did in our area. So this year we’ve had a tornado, a hurricane, a minor earthquake and now an October Nor’easter. Hopefully that’s all the strange events nature has planned for us this year.
From what I have heard, we may have power back at home by this coming Sunday at 11:59 PM, but who really knows? I’d like to say thank you to the power companies and all the people out working long days and nights to get us wired-up again. Yes, there are some whiners out there who believe the power companies aren’t doing enough, but most of the public is deeply appreciative of all the hard work that is going on to restore the electricity we all count on.
So this week we’ve slowed down on the blog as we scramble to get our lives our put back together. Hopefully by next week things will be back to normal.