November 11, 2011

Adios Alfred

It's been a Long 12 Days without power/water/heat for thousands in Connecticut since Alfred hit (a Nor'easter that dropped deep wet snow in late October) 870,000 without power at first count in our state alone. A long slow recovery in frigid temperatures. Luckily, we were spared- the shoreline was protected by the relatively warm ocean waters (only received 5" of heavy wet snow!!) The news finally reported All Power had been Restored Finally! As I left work, I noticed the golden glow of the Full Beaver Moon, in soft lavender twilight - through the power lines. We do love our power!


Healing Woman said...

I don't know how you have managed so long without power..I guess we should attribute it to Yankee Ingenuity. Your accounting of the event, in words and pictures is a perfect way to remember this strange time.

john.p said...

As a power engineer I love this sketch! That's a great looking three phase distribution transformer bank with pothead to UG secondary. It's easy to take our power for granted. Great post.