Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges

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That was spooky

There's a strong wind today and about 3:00 it blew down a branch on to a power line in the neighborhood, cutting power. Now, I'm a patient guy and there wasn't anything too pressing that I required power for. Sure, I'd miss part of the Twins game and my 'net connectivity was down, but I kind of needed a nap anyway so it was no big shakes for me. Unfortunately, Ericka doesn't have that luxury. She needs electricity to power her Bi-PAP or she ends up feeling like she's suffocating as she struggles to breathe. She was very patient, however, and waited an hour and a half before insisting that I set up our generator to power her equipment. So I cleared a little stuff out of the way in the garage and dragged the generator out into the yard. Then I grabbed some extension cords so I could connect it to her power strip. As I stepped back into the house to run the cords, I heard the whirring rush of the AC. Yep, the power was back on. Just like magic.

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