I may not have internet for a few days
October 9, 2019 1:22pm CST
Well I won't have more than internet off.. PG&E plans to shut power down on many of us, today around 12 noon. Due to high winds, they want to avoid fires in CA. So my county is on the list to shut down today at 12 noon. Originally they said it could be five days, now 1 day. I really don't know. Hoping it doesn't happen at all, all the food is going to go bad in my refridgerator, if power off too long. **Update, I don't think they are going to shut the power off, they are slowly restoring it for people that have been without. Anyways, it is what it is, can't do nothing about it. Here is a picture of a slice of cake my neighbor shared with me, I shared it with my mom.
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• Oxford, England
It is funny how reliant we are on the Internet. I now live in a wooded area and the reception is patchy. It is also variable for the phone so I often have to ring people back later. My move also meant being without a fridge for a bit till I had cleaned the one I now have and it is hard to keep stuff without one. Hopefully, some of yours will survive and that your mum enjoyed the cake.
• Oxford, England
@CookieMonster46 No, that is a long time to go with no power. Here I need to use lights outside the chalet I live in as there is no electric light at the entrance, and have bought solar powered ones. This makes things easier but I don't think one could live just using them. I have a battery powered candle or two as well. Anyway, thankfully they are not shutting it off. When I visited Zimbabwe every house had times when the electricity went down and people had to move their dinner from the electric stove inside and finish cooking it on a wood fire outside. I think it was not ideal, but most houses had an outside fire for the purpose probably used for years before electricity was put in. I also once lived in a mud hut in the desert in Iraq and although I remember we eventually had a generator, we had to use oil lamps and heaters for a while like the villagers. (It was an archaological rescue dig.) Here there is a "Tabernacle" really a tent we can use for church services and that has no electricity so we are going to bring battery and solar powered torches when it gets too dark to see. I am thinking we could put a lot of battery powered candles in that and it would look nice -real candles would be a fire risk.
• Waialua, Hawaii
@CookieMonster46 Oh man. I am on the north shore of Hawaii - lived on Oahu off and on for about 15 years. Lately the crime rate has sky rocketed here. Kind of bizarre Shootings and stabbings etc People who have lived here longer than me are heartbroken and shocked