Friday, December 15, 2006
I'll Huff and I'll Puff and I'll Bloooooow Your House Down
Howling gusting winds all night last night. Branches breaking off trees and hitting the roof and the south side of the house. People's garbage cans rattling loose down the street. Sirens howling downtown. Lightning flashes (but oddly, no thunder?) Around midnight I heard a loud pop from a transformer in the alley, and our power went out. It's still out this morning. Most of the city is dark. I drove all the way to West Seattle to work this morning, past several down trees and power wires, only to find the power was out there, too, and the clinic was closed. Back on Capitol Hill now, at Vivace Espresso. It's the first place I could find with power and COFFEE! Ran into an ER doc I used to play tennis with, whose power was out at home and who is using the Wifi here (as am I) to get some work done. It's very clear and calm outside now. Even a little sunny. Trees all blown bare. Quite lovely.