While it is true my own little corner of Northern New England was spared ice damage this past weekend, on Monday things took a turn for the worse. Ice continued to accrete on trees and roads and after midnight, there was a last rattle of power and then silence.
As of this writing, fifty-two of the one hundred and fourteen power customers on my road are without electricity. One customer has been restored; it wasn’t me.
I had been busy cooking and preparing for Christmas, with my family all coming to my new home to celebrate. The loss of power changed my plans.
Although there is as yet no app which can rapidly restore power on an interconnected grid system, I was able to follow the happy holiday activities of people I know on Facebook. A few other people were without power, but most were enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. One post caught my attention. An acquaintance wrote “my power is back on, God is good.”
My power is not back on.