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17 December 2006 @ 08:01 am
90 MPH Winds and Power Outage!  
Hi all!

Well, let's see where to begin...?

Did anybody hear about those 90 mph winds that hit Washington State Thursday night?

And left approx 1 million people without power?

Yep, you got it - I'm one of them. Since Thursday night at 9:45 PM, we have been without power (luckily we have a gas heater so we have heat - which is good since it got down to 17 degrees F last night). They're still not sure when we'll get it back (I hope by Christmas).

Also, as a consequence, my shop has been without power since 6:00 PM Thursdya night. We were driving down one of two roads that lead out of town when we saw the 15 foot tree fall across the road and snap the wires. Joe was like, 'I hope no one was under there.' There wasn't.

So all of Snoqualmie Valley (where my shop and home are located) is out. All of the Issaquah Valley is out. Seattle is pretty lit up. We had to drive into Seattle to get gas for our generators.

So we've been open (the shop that is) as we have generators so we've been 3 times busier than what we usually are. The coffee stand also has a generator so they've been up and busy, but as far as the valley is concerned, we're it. I think Bigfoot himself came in to get food. I took his Amex card but he still complained that he couldn't get his own soda up front (we were limited as to what we could use) so when I told him to stop complaining, he was like, 'what are you gonna do, call the sheriff?' and I was like, 'no, college students with cameras writing their useless thesis with nothing better to do.'

That shut him up.

Anywho, we can only bring the generators home at night and use them then (since we save them for the shop during the day). Hubby also decided to get a dial up service last night for just such emergencies (our Comcast service is so down!) so I can at least do our banking still and that's why I'm able to post right now but this will be it for another day at least so just to let you know, I will bring the last 2 chapters of my current Christmas story to you, I just don't know how quickly.

It's sort of one day at a time here - hopefully the power will be restored to the shop sooner than our house (shop probably Monday or Tuesday, house I don't know) and then we can use the generators full time at home.

You know, with the flooding in early November and the snow storm in late November and now this, it makes me wonder if Mt Rainier is ready to blow! That's all we need - a molten mass of lava!

I guess the power being out wouldn't be so bad then, now would it?

Well, that's it. I was mainly writing to say I do plan on posting the rest of the story and to maybe just think of me (pathetic, I know). I really love you guys!

Maria signing out at Disaster Central.

(Next week: The update on the plague of frogs!)
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His Minniemaxmygothangel on December 17th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
'what are you gonna do, call the sheriff?' and I was like, 'no, college students with cameras writing their useless thesis with nothing better to do.'

That shut him up.


I bet it did!!
LOL! This one had me really laughing..

Crossing fingers that:
a) you get the power quickly
b) the mountain continues to sleep peacefully

PS frogs???
Maria: Happy Tree Friends bird poking eyeslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
Frogs - as in the plague of frogs mentioned in the bible.

But yeah, Bigfoot keeps harping on the whole 'Mt Rainer-hasn't-blown-yet-but-we're-due thing.' He thinks he knows everything.

Thanks for sending love my way! (And no, the mountain is sleeping very peacefully thankfully. The only problem we have we the mountain is hikers who don't know what they're doing!
Lada: wtfladooshka on December 17th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Oh My God! Such a disastrous days and nights you had! Though a story about Bigfoot was hilarious, I can imagine a poor BF surrounded by greedy for such news students and trying desperately to escape into the forest))))

I hope you will get lower back soon!
Ladaladooshka on December 17th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
I meant - power *snickers*
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
Power probably won't be till the end of the week but here's hoping it will be before Christmas!

Thanks babe!
seanmegansean: Hugs 121seanmegansean on December 17th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Not pathetic at all. We can't make you warmer or have your power back up, but we can certainly think of you. And maybe send some warm thoughts.

Embarrassingly enough, I didn't even know you were writing a Christmas story - I guess I wasn't done catching up on my flist after all *face/palm*

Anyway, sending warm thoughts and keeping my fingers crossed you'll have your power back up soon *hugs*

Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
*hugs back tightly*

And now, I've posted part 3 of my Christmas fic.

Thanks for the love!
sebastianviola69 on December 17th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
*sending *power*-ful thoughts your way*
I saw some coverage of that storm on Friday on CNN - and wowza!

Take care of yourselves!
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
Re: *sending *power*-ful thoughts your way*
Oooh! We made CNN again? Cool.

I'm doing okay thought and thanks for the well-wishes!
firehead30: 4 inch heelsfirehead30 on December 17th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
WIND
Oh Maria, I am feeling your pain. It does feel like the gods are playing with us here in the Pacific NorthWet. Now it is the Pacific NorthCold. My ex and his wife live in the Olympia area and apprently there is basically a million people without power there. They are living in their RV and have had one disaster after another. I invited them to come and stay with me.

The west of Portland there was over 100 mile an hour wind. Were I live it was only 66 miles per hour. What killed me was the cold, we had sleet and snow....waiting for frogs and crickets to invade us next. Oh man I hope Mt Hood does not decide to blow before Christmas. I would be forced to spend the Holidays in Southern Oregon and endure the bigoted rednecks; I would rather have another plague.

I am so far behind on my f-list I have not even read your Christmas story.

I took his Amex card but he still complained that he couldn't get his own soda up front (we were limited as to what we could use) so when I told him to stop complaining, he was like, 'what are you gonna do, call the sheriff?' and I was like, 'no, college students with cameras writing their useless thesis with nothing better to do.'

You are so brilliant!!!!
Keep WARM


Maria: Brian scaredslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: WIND
Okay, first off, if you are reading anything, I just now posted Part 3, so you can read 3/4 of the fic - you'll probably like it.

I am so fucking tired of the powers that be fucking with us up in this corner. The winds were just too much.

I'm still okay here - mainly because of the two generators and because I have gas heating but shit! PSE has gotten most of the power back up but there's still us out here and who knows when we'll get it back.

I was glad to see you write back so soon - I was wondering if you were hit but my sister-in-law (in Silverton) called and said she was okay - her area wasn't hit as hard (and I knew you lived in that general area).

You take care too and thanks for thinking of me!
Lisabrianswalk on December 17th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
That's my crazy nephew Norman. I told him he shouldn't be messing with his weather experiments around the holidays, but you know boys and their toys. I'll give him another call and tell him to knock it the hell off.

Hang in there.;)

Lisa
Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
*kicks Norman*

Hanging in though.

*hugs you*
midnight: b/j  one more chanceinkingwords on December 17th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Please stay safe, sweetie. ::hugs::
Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs back tight*

BTW, I know the epi you're talking about that you asked me about. It's 309 and it's after Justin and Brian got back together. Justin had just given Brian a blow job to end all blow jobs and then Brian's 11:00 trick had come to the loft. When he asked who Justin was, Brian said 'it's complicated but let's just say he's the guy I fuck more than once,' Justin then kisses Brian bye and then Brian proceeds to the bedroom with the trick, actually reluctantly.

Very interesting scene.

shadownyc: url_girl - B-J Hanukah kissshadownyc on December 17th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
I hope you get your power back soon.

It's been incredibly calm here in New England and I'm truly waiting for the storm AFTER the calm. Usually by now we've had a few inches of snow but we've barely had a flurry.

***HUGS*** for extra warmth.
Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
Now that is strange - for New England (hubby loves it there).

*takes hugs for their warmth*

*hugs you back just because*

shadownycshadownyc on December 19th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
I just read your most recent post.

I hope you get your power back on VERY soon!
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
Ho, ho, ho!
Mother Nature has not been in a Christmassy mood, down your way, has she?

Hope everything gets better real fast. FanSee
Maria: Brian scaredslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Ho, ho, ho!
Nope! Mother Nature needs to take a fucking Midol and quit PMSing this way!

Things are starting to look up though - power is coming back on (everywhere but our neck of the woods). It shuld be soon though.

Thanks for thinking of me!
Inca: :(incasink on December 18th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
90 MPH Winds
:O

WHAT is happening with the world at the moment!!! I'm glad you're alright though...
Maria: Evolution  Oh Crapslave_o_spike on December 19th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: 90 MPH Winds
Thanks hon. I'm okay but I wonder what is doing on.

I wonder if the continents are diverging again...:P