It’s 6:30am and I have been awake since 4:00am. In the past 2.5 hours I’ve been monitoring the storm’s movement; the worst of it may have passed me now.
In my time awake I have rebooted my router, done a crossword puzzle, made and eaten breakfast, washed dirty dishes, and have started a large load of laundry (darks) in the tub.
With the exception of my hurting knee and lack of exercise, oh and that sheet metal screw in my flip flop, yesterday was decent. I managed to get out for a short while to get a haircut, drop a box off at Goodwill, and buy some firewood, disinfectant wipes, water, cheap white wine, and beer at the Kroger near Ansley Mall. I wish I were more successful at work, but I am in a bit of a rut currently.
Instead of eating leftovers last night I made a melange casserole from the following â€” a box of cornbread stuffing, a bag of frozen green beans, two banana peppers, two jalapeÃ±o peppers, garlic, a can of Rotel tomatoes, and some meatless meatballs â€” it was incredibly tasty, and look at all of the things I used from my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer! If I had any onions in the house I would have added one of those as well.
What didn’t get accomplished, thanks to passing out on the futon not long after completing a phone call with my mother once virtual Top Chef had ended, was German homework. COVID Days have made me feel okay to be selfish with my time (though I wish it was a completely healthy time), and may convince me that this will be the end of my German classes. I have not definitely decided to quit, but it is an option that would save me a good chunk of money and return a night of freedom to me. Time will tell.
Once the rain has passed completely and daylight has arrived I will go outside to look for any damage caused by the storm. I don’t reckon that the storm has taken down any of the branches or trees that I have now committed to trim/fell, but who knows…
Hope you have survived the storm, and are remaining healthy.
First half of laundry load rinsed and is in the dryer…
Itâ€™s completely dark in East Gate, the â€œnewâ€ (nineteen/twenty years old) cul de sac which was woods when I bought my house in 1999. I assume that they have lost their electricity, as mine went out briefly a few hours ago.
Initial survey done â€” yards not completely unscathed. It appears another branch has come off my neighborâ€™s sweetgum tree; it made it to our fence line. The dead pine that is now covered in English ivy and is part of the tree work plan I authorized yesterday dropped a branch, also making it to our fence line and, has a large portion of a side trunk broken, but that has not fallen either due to being held up by English ivy or its leaning against another tree. Though large, unfortunately the trunk isnâ€™t large enough to warrant a price reduction. ðŸ˜‚
My electricity has been out since 5:30a and now at 8:00a they are still assessing the situation and there is no time listed yet for restoration. Good thing I have a gas stove so I can make coffee and oatmeal. Today is car hitch day but Iâ€™ll call first and make sure all is good there before making the drive to Kennesaw. Itâ€™s been determined by the powers that be that if itâ€™s raining at the time, today will not be bike rack day and it will have to wait until next week. 🙁
Kennesaw? Yowza! Bring your passport, and your Hop Passport. ðŸ˜
Rain *should* be gone in a couple of hours. Hope all returns to normal for you quickly. If you need any electricity you know where I live.
Yeah, itâ€™s a place that Jan at Atlanta Cycling Vinings recommended.
I heard Betsy, and saw Rachel, are also without electricity currently.
Mine just came back on.
Cool. Betsy just told me the same.
There was obvious wind, judging by the amount of debris on the driveway and roads, but I don’t think we got much rain- glad I got that silt fence together!
Left the office at 7:30 last night. The POS install was a comedy of errors and still not complete. Have the equipment was set for DHCP (go ask for an IP address) while the other half was already set. Guess who’s address the DHCP devices got? Yep, the fixed ones! Idiots. Once we reprogrammed those devices, the vendor was fixing other problems. So far, 3 of 5 stations are working fine, which proves my firewall is working properly (always in question).
Back in the orifice today to support the balance of POS and get some other gear installed.
I’m sure in this context POS means Point of Sale, but in my head I kept reading it as Piece of Shit. If the shoe fits and all that…
Me too. Hehe.
Just realized that this hurricane might cause further delay in my tree work. Poop! I just hope that the estimate I approved yesterday doesnâ€™t go higher now, because if it does than I may be seeking other bidders.
good morning – Power line basically in from of my house snapped – powers lines down on Powers Ferry. Caution tape attached to my mailbox. flares in the street.
Cop said I could get out if I go north – found out the office has power! (not really happy about that). I wonder how long it will take them to fix the lines, they have to get a whole new pole. And- its Cobb EMC on 1 side of the road, Marietta Power on the other side -how does that work?
Sal has a tree on a house right near her – her house is ok.
so, I’m here at work. Neighbor has a huge oak tree on it side, the root ball is taller than me. Missed the rental truck they have by a about a foot (huge limb fell on Blake’s truck 2 weeks ago) that would be a fun insurance nightmare.
Yikes! Iâ€™m feeling more fortunate by the second! Good luck with everything.
Been without power here in Roswell since 5:30, was able to make coffee in my camper and like Barb said if this goes much longer will run generator for fridge.
No damage thankfully but tons of debris everywhere to clean up.
Hope everybody else fared well in the storm.
Fingers crossed for an approved building permit today.
Bob – for the deck? Allan said he got a request to help.
TJ sent a message he wants to power “his” generator” for their fridge – since we have 2 – we said ok.
Yes for the deck Barb, I’m hoping Allan still shows up 🙂
I had put up a joke post on Instagram showing that my clothesline snapped last night, but deleted the post I realized how many people have really been affected by this storm.
I hate people with no sense of humor – there is a FB page for people that do have a sense of humor up in Cedar Rapids for all the derecho damage – the posts are hilarious- and wrong, but sometimes you just have to laugh.
Wow. Glad everyone is OK.
No power on my street. A tree around the corner fell across a street and took out three power poles. I expect it’s going to be 2 or 3 days before they get this resolved. It’s a massive tree. Back in the 90s we lost power for 4 days in Buckhead when Hurricane Opal blew through.
Good luck. I drove down to Aldi, which has been nicely renovated and has reopened, and saw some Georgia Power trucks along the way. Hopefully they will get you back up soon.
I think the City has to clear the tree out first. The City of Atlanta never quite has the same sense of urgency that Georgia Power does.
I shouldnâ€™t be surprised, but there are no 1.25â€ hitch size bike racks to be had of any model/brand at any of the Atlanta Cycling locations and they donâ€™t know when they will get more in. I guess I will get on the phone in the morning and see what I can find in this town or online. On the plus side, I got to see Allan. 🙂
Bummer. More importantly did you eat any Tasty China, or go to a Kennesaw brewery like Burnt Hickory? ðŸ˜‚
I think you can guess the answer to both… 🙁