December 2nd 2011 8:13 pm
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Wellwoof, I was so rudely interfurupted by another possible power outage! Anywoof, our drive to get My Boy to school on Turdsday was pretty infurestin’. Furst we took our normal way. A man was standin’ in the middle of the road signalin’ sumptin’ with his hand. The ma was not real sure what he wanted us to do, continue on or turn around, so she put down the window to talk to him. He said the road was gunna be closed fur a woofwhile. So we turned around and went the next route when the main road is closed. Wellwoof, wouldn’t cha know it, there was a tree down on that road, too! No one was there yet to turn folks around and the ma sorta considered drivin’ under that tree as there was just enuf room fur a car to fit. But she decided not to, not worth the risk. So there was one other way out that Ma could think of.
This way takes us way north so that we can go way south. Ma does not like goin’ this way cause it’s real winedy and real remote. We saw not one other car on the road. There were parts of the road so covered with debris we could not see the road. Ma was really regrettin’ makin’ this choice, better to have stayed home. This was a real white knuckle kinda drive, whatever knuckles are! Anywoof, the ma said that felt like one of the longest drives of her life. But My Boy was only about a half an hour late. Later we found out there was one shorter route the ma overlooked and that’s why we was the only one on that lonely road. Boy did she feel dumb!
So My Boy made it to school and the ma and me continued on to the office. We stopped like we always do and I gotta fetch a bit at the Covered Bridge Park. But the ma cut that shorter than normal since our commute took so much longer than usual. The power was on at work and we had pretty much a normal office day.
The drive home that night was another story. Ma works in the big, little town of Scotts Valley. Scotts Valley has 2 main streets with lotsa businesses. The street the ma’s office is on still had the power. The other street did not. We has to drive down this other street to get home. We have NEVER seen this street all dark like it was. And dark it was all the way through the valley the whole ride home.
Now it is Fryday night and our power is still out. We have enuf outtages in our neck of the woods(literally) that we all has generators here. And we have an infurnet connection so I can post this! The winds have died down fur the time bein’ so maybe the electricity peoples can work on our lines without endangerin’ themselves. The folks is very grateful this all did not happen last week, right before they was tryin’ to prepare fur the Turkey Day feast!
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Imagine fur sure how that would have been a week ago...we are shuddering thinking about that.
Glad it all went safely, those are not the kind of dogventure we need to repeat very often if at all...
I hope the real power comes back on soon.
Sometimes.. you just dont need the adrenalin rush do you !!!!!!
Thinking of you... take care.... risks arent worth it.
yup, better safe than sorry..
Sending love and tail wags, Jolanda and sonja
It sounds like you had a very scary trip to school an work. I hope your weather gets better quickly!
Mommy says our power lines get scared if they suspect a storm is comin'! Our power goes out a lot, sometimes for what seems like no reason. But I like it cause everyone lights candles and gets on the floor with me and Chance and plays board games. Anything to get the humans on the floor with me is fine by me!
We hope you get your power back soon! Keep safe!
Thanks everypup! The winds are gone, the roads are open and the power is back! Yay!