Last night the power came back on at my house.
My family and I were living "off the grid" for the past 6 days.
Most people probably don’t know about this, but last Friday, we had a big rainstorm with some high winds all over Northern California.
60mph, 80mph, 100mph+ wind gusts in some places.
A lot of trees got blown over and uprooted with these winds. So our utility company has been working day and night since last Friday to get all the downed lines and poles backup and get power out to over a millyun people like me (thank you PG&E).
The good news though is that we are all safe, healthy, and my business is still making buckaroos in spite of the disturbances I’ve had this week.
The biggest disturbance has been not sleeping well cause I’ve had a really loud generator running outside my house to keep my heater and refrigerators running.
I’ll take that problem though compared to all the people who didn’t have a backup plan.
You see I live in a very beautiful, mountainous part of California, near a small old gold mining town called Nevada City. And the first year I lived here, I discovered that regardless of how high class my neighborhood is, being just 3 miles out of town put me way down the priority list for power restoration when outages occurred in storms due to wind and snow knocking down power lines.
I discovered this the hard way 5 years ago, by suffering through a 2 day power outage in the snow with no electricity and only a wood fireplace for heat and light.
After that experience, which I hadn’t expected, I decided to prepare.
I got a generator, got it wired up by an electrician, and got a supply of gas cans, and then I waited.
This past week I finally got what I had been waiting 5 years for – a major, extended power outage.
And unlike most of my friends and acquaintances, I have had heat, lights, refrigeration, and TV and internet access during this outage.
And my business has still been churning along, bringing in new readers and customers every day.
All because I had backup plans and systems ready and in place.
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Shameless Shamus Brown