[Chat] BGE outage

arjay arjay at bcpl.net
Fri Jun 17 11:19:19 EDT 2005


Chazville,

About 7 or 8 years ago all the power in CV went off for hours and hours during 
daylight.  It was a rather amazing experience and so wonderfully quiet.  I had 
never experienced it that quiet in CV before.  Regardless of the hours of the 
day there is always a background hum of blowers and motors and machinery etc.  
Even late at night before dozing off to sleep one can imagine being in a 
submarine and hearing the sound of the motors and mechanicals.  I had no idea 
of the extent to whick we are bombarded by sound that we have simply adjusted 
to.

I liked the quiet adventure of all the audio annoyances of civilization 
disappearing that day.  We should arrange to do it on purpose more often as 
far as I am concerned.

I'm "up" for some electrical "down" time!

Arjay
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>I think we should all be thankful for what we have. And at least we have
>notice. Like Steve said, the outage is probably to accommodate the new sewer
>line that is to run across 27th Street or some other capital project.
>
>While I was traveling in Costa Rica in 1993 the town of Cahuita had a 5 hour
>power outage one evening. The town had been wired for electricity just 10-15
>years earlier. While the kids were upset at the lack of music and cable
>television, the elders sat on their porches reminiscing about the good old
>days.
>
>>What do other people think?
>
>
>John
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