exactly that

No blogging yesterday…

I had the evening set aside…but as you may have heard…

 

The whole island.  Might not seem like much, but that is over 80% of the population of an entire state, to put it into perspective for you.  I read through some of the comments on the CNN story, and while they might think this wasn’t any kind of important news, it isn’t exactly safe to be in downtown Waikiki when all the power on the whole island goes down due to a lightning storm.  And we rarely get lightning.  Luckily, we were only a couple of miles from home, and the Kam Highway wasn’t very crowded.

And b/f anyone goes crying…the Obamas didn’t even use the generator that was rushed to them.  They hung in there like the rest of us.

It also didn’t stop anyone from enjoying their holiday fireworks.  Those are kind of a big deal ’round here.

The power was out for most of us around 12 hours.  I know ours was back on b/f 0600, b/c I got up to go to the bathroom, and absent mindedly switched the light on, and it worked.

The outage was kind of cool in an eerie sort of way.  I have nothing to compare it to, just that when you drive at night on O’ahu, there are lights to be seen, and it is pretty, if you are into that sort of view, which I am.  Last night was just…dark.  As if the world had disappeared.  Kinda creepy when you are the most isolated piece of land in the world, and you know there is nothing around you for miles…

Luckily we always have a nice stash of candles handy, and some card games.

Today was full of rain.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

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Comments on: "No blogging yesterday…" (2)

  1. I know the feeling. The blackout a couple years ago that got the whole eastern coast was pretty eerie–imagine driving around downtown Ann Arbor with no lights on. ‘Twas very creepy, and for most of us it was almost 2 whole days w/no power.

  2. I’m a little late to this party, but having grown up on the windward side of O’ahu (Kahalu’u), I know exactly what you are talking about with regards to winter storm blackouts. Though lightening was rare, the winds generated by the storms often took out power, sometimes for days at a time. Living out in the ‘country’ also meant that our power never came back on as quickly as those in ‘town’ so we really learned to muddle through. Candles, hibachis and ice chests saw us through!

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