Winds of change

(Oct 8 12:33 p.m.)

Well, we finally had a real storm in the northeast. Power was knocked out to over 240,000 in Maine alone. It’s mild compared to the recent hurricanes in the south. (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still struggling.) But it affected us directly. I got to see, firsthand, not only downed lines, but the effects of the downed wires: dark traffic lights, a closed road, and a closed half of a road, with tree debris still hanging on several cables.

We lost power last night. In fact, I’m typing this at the library. I have no photos because I took the older phone (which is actually connected and needed charging)… and I can’t find the thumb drive for any other photos. If that drive is lost, I’m SOL for now.

The winds are rose again today, and the tide has been going out. The nearest clouds are visibly moving. The winds are harsh enough that clusters of wet leaves have been tossed around violently, into the streets as you’re driving, and some sea gulls in the air find the winds hard to predict. Entry doors to the library are slightly ajar sometimes, pulled open.

Metaphorically, the winds are high in the news as well. Indictments have been made in the Russia collusion probe, as you may have read. Paul Manafort and Richard Gates, 12 charges. Tony Podesta to step down from the Podesta Group. House of Cards, canceled after someone accused Kevin Spacey of sexual abuse (and then some), after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo campaign that came with it. Plenty of guilty people in the news, and more resignations to follow.

Well, I gotta go. Time restrictions. Until next time…

(Oct 14 6:07 p.m.)
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5 thoughts on “Winds of change

  1. I hope your power will be back on soon, if it isn’t already. Wind storms can be so very scary.

    The day after Christmas of 2015, here in east central New Mexico we were hit with a hurricane-force Goliath blizzard that blew for something like 2 1/2 days, nonstop. Our entire town lost power. We had snow drifts over 10′ high — and it rarely ever snows here. A national homeland security snowcat, which I did not even know there was such a thing, became hopelessly stuck trying to rescue stranded motorists. So then they had to wait for the wind to die down, in order to rescue the stranded people by helicopter.

    Two — or was it three? — big grain silos blew down less than 1/4 mile from our house. A freight train was blown completely off the track about 5 miles from our house. More than 30,000 cattle were reportedly killed in this area by the wind and snow. The roof on our house had to be replaced.

    It still freaks me out a little when I remember the Goliath blizzard of 2015. Yet it was nothing compared to the hurricanes that recently hit the gulf coast of Texas, the entire state of Florida, and all of Puerto Rico. And all the wild fires in California and beyond is like something out of hell! Our planet is going crazy.

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    1. Yeah, that’s a lot of damage for a rare storm. High snow, just about anything buried or pushed around. I think I saw some of your 2015 snow drift photos way back when…

      The power’s still out at home. Still charging phone(s) in the city.

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