I'm glad to be in the City, I truly am. But as this hideous storm blows through California ... some of the worst weather in half a century, they're saying... I do miss my generator from my house in the country. I rode out storms and power outages as long as a week without being much more inconvenienced than not having cable.
So far my power has stayed on, though. My sister-in-law spent the afternoon here, piggybacking off my wireless connection so she could get some work done even though she has no power at her house just 11 blocks away. Gina, my friend and editor at Pet Connection, has been mostly powerless all day long.
The dogs hate it with a passion, and didn't even deign to potty until after 4 this afternoon, even though I took them out several times. They flatly refused to cross the street or go near the park, and every gust of wind made them even more certain that they were in mortal danger. Which, seriously? They were. Several huge branches crashed down in the park across the street. Scary.
Stay warm and dry!