I began day 13 of absolutely, positively no power in the house by going to the gym to work out, then showering at a friend's house. Today at 3:14pm, I flipped the house switch from generator to regular power, an action that has become a cynical joke in the last two weeks, and lo and behold! I turned on the hair dryer, started a much needed load of laundry, and flipped on a few lights before the earth-day fairy whispered threats in my ear.
But there is power! (For at least an hour at a time - likely we're on a 2 hours on, 4 hours off grid. Right now, that sounds heavenly.)
I'm heading out of here on Monday, so I'm packing in as many visits and meetings as I can. I fly to Dublin, Ireland, then on to Belfast area, where Si Johnston is putting his gift of hospitality to the test and letting me unwind there. I also get to attend the conference he is hosting, the Celtic Soliton sessions. If anyone has any recommendations of "must see" places in Dublin or Belfast area - please let me know!