wind storms

180,000 homes & businesses are without electricity right now. That’s according to the latest news on King 5. Crazy.

Today I left work early because our power went out, then drove through crazy traffic because all of the stoplights were out too. Traffic helicopters were overhead, it was kind of creepy. A few of the lights were working as I got closer to Bellevue, so I got optimistic. Then I got closer to my neighborhood & it was dark again. One of the streets leading up to my apartment was closed. I looked as I drove past & saw that a tree was in the street, and it had taken some power lines down with it. I figured that was it, there was no way I was going to have electricity when I got home. I mentally planned out my evening — light tons of candles, take a quick shower, then read by candlelight. Didn’t sound that bad, actually.

Then I got home & all my lights were on. My entire complex is fine. Don’t ask me how that happened. I’m one of the lucky ones, I guess.

180,000, though. Damn. I just can’t even fathom that. And all because of some wind.