[Chat] BGE outage
arjay at bcpl.net
Fri Jun 17 11:19:19 EDT 2005
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
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!
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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
>>What do other people think?
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