Don’t forget your surge protectors
Tuesday February 22nd 2022, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Garden,Life

In case you don’t hear back from me right away tomorrow.

Last week we were 15-20 degrees warmer than normal and it was quite pleasant.

This week, not so much: the mango tree has just started a major flush of growth, which means the buds are about to burst forth and some may have, and now it’s under layers of frost covers against possible freezing tonight (she typed, thinking of all those peach blossoms, too.) It’s cold out there. It was cold all day despite two layers of sweaters and a working furnace.

And so of course tomorrow is the day they’re turning our power off from 8-5 to upgrade the electrical system in our neighborhood. The fridge and freezer must not be opened, no food will be heatable. Oh you were going to be working from home? Not Wednesday you’re not.

I haven’t worn thermals since Alaska, but I’m going to. The hot cocoa’s going straight into a thermos first thing in the morning, and I’m going to need it after uncovering that tree out there.

But we did get a hundredth of an inch of rain last night with this cold front and that’s at least something.

I just read the fine print on the notice: shutdown may be canceled without notice due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Meaning, if the power is on you still don’t dare open the fridge because that might be right when it cuts off. Or totally not. Come on, guys, how hard is it to shoot an email to a few dozen households?

So we’ll see how it goes.

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Our daffodils are blooming, and now we are expecting 24 degrees tonight! Fortunately, it doesn’t look like there will be precipitation. We went out yesterday and stocked up on food, so we wouldn’t have to drive on icy hills. We’re learning the ways of Oregon!

Comment by Anne 02.23.22 @ 12:33 am

Oh, yikes! Yes, in my experience utilities are not at all modern in their notification practices. “Oh, you didn’t know we were turning the water off today? We put a notice on your neighbor’s door!” Good luck.

Comment by ccr in MA 02.23.22 @ 8:21 am

((Shiver)) Hoping they’ve made the repair and you have electricity again.

Comment by DebbieR 02.23.22 @ 4:48 pm

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