Kyle White wrote:We got it back in my area (peterborough) at around midnightish,> Just a "wee" outage I'd say!
> Power came back on here in south Ottawa at about 5:15am, but may disappear again any time.
> We'll get caught up eventually!
depending on where you live exactly. For some funny reason, different
parts of the city got it at different times. This went so far as to
include just certain *streets*! I mean, my street was in the dark, but
two streets over there was light, and then beyond that there was nothing
again. (but it was just the street lights - no houses)
Interestingly, we've had no other outages. We do have our own
generators, so I've wondered if they had gotten them up and running just
to add to the system, but I doubt it (but you never know). Peterborough
used to supply a fair amount of energy some years back. In fact, IIRC,
it had it's own separate grid and supplied all of it's own juice (but
the city was much smaller at the time and you didn't have air
conditioners in every house). Anyway, gotta find local news to find out
what they did.
They keep saying in the news that people will remember where they were
when the lights went out. Me: swimming down a river. I had no idea
what was going on in the world around me, at all. My husband was in a
boat (he doesn't like to swim), equally ignorant. It was so peaceful.
I think I will remember where I was when the lights went back *on*:
Sitting at home listening to the radio, laughing at the ridiculous
theories people were coming up with to explain what happened (the best
was an EMP bomb).