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Ice, ice baby

Posted by mesablue on January 16, 2007

Well, this is so much fun.

We had a little ice storm in the Detroit area Monday morning.

Cold, snow and ice blast Metro Detroit

On Monday, snow and ice whipped through the state knocking out power to at least 200,000, pushing trees onto streets and killing three people.

Crews from the Midwest have been called in to help DTE Energy restore power to the customers who lost service.

Someone started banging on my door Monday morning at about 7:00 a.m., so I rushed out of bed and ran to the door. They were beating the heck out of it — I knew something had to be going on. There were three fireman standing there and I thought, “well, this can’t be good” thinking that something was on fire. It turns out that the powerline that runs through my back yard came down and took out power for the entire neighborhood. It was a live line and once in a while it threw off some cool sparks.

So, now I know why it’s freezing — the line must have come down several hours earlier. The fire crew stayed all day and all night to make sure no one went near the line. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon on Tuesday and they are still there, waiting for a DTE crew to come out and repair the line. They’ve put up yellow accident tape everywhere between all the houses on the street, it looks like something REALLY bad happened in our neighborhood. I’ve taken up residence in a local coffee house to stay warm and have Internet access. It’s not too bad, but I’m getting pretty wired on all the coffee I keep buying so I don’t feel like a freeloader. To top it all off, I’ve got a cold so I don’t feel like going to the gym or wasting time drinking the night away in a bar– bummer. If they don’t get it fixed by tonight, I may just go get drunk anyway. Makes it easier to sleep when it’s cold as hell.

Outside temp right now is 18 degrees, going down to 13 tonight. Brrrrr. Good thing I used to camp out in the cold and have some great cold weather gear. As long as the toilet doesn’t freeze, I’m good. The funny thing is, the hot water heater still works (all of the other appliances are electric), so I get hot water and dump it down the toilet once in a while to warm it up. Heh.

So, probably not much blogging from me until they get it fixed. Nice how I haven’t heard a thing from DTE while I’m stuck in a frozen house. Trying to get through on the phone is a joke.

Think I’ll go see how the firemen are doing — this has got to be pretty boring for them.


Update: The power company showed up at about 6:00 p.m. and restored electricity. Nice and warm now. The house was frozen, it was 35 degrees in the house when the furnace kicked back on.


4 Responses to “Ice, ice baby”

  1. Joe said

    I just hooked up and I won’t be home tonight, you’re welcome to crash at my house.

  2. mesablue said

    Thanks for the offer, they got the power back on. This someone new? 😉

  3. Joe said

    Always the same girl just a different bikini

  4. carin said

    I figured you must have been an ice storm casualty.

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