For the second weekend in a row we were without power. This time it was only a little over three hours so it was bearable. During the outage I walked around a bit and saw quite a few people also out walking. I stopped by an older neighbors house and we chatted for about an hour.
That proved to be an instructive hour. I found out that in our little one block area we have 6 rent-to-own properties and one vacant home. I also got way more information than I needed on an eviction from one of those rent-to-own homes. It still amazes me how people can keep the yard up but live like animals inside a house. I won’t go into details other than to say the sewer was backed up for a month.
I decided to walk some more in the dark to see if I could find what areas had power. Once again north of Locust had power and it appeared from Brady west had power also. I didn’t see any lights on 10th street or over on Grand Avenue either. I did notice that some areas had trees down again while other didn’t. The worse we got was flattened ferns but the hostas did just fine.
I wouldn’t know if there were an abundance of police calls or not because my scanner runs on electricty. We didn’t hear many sirens so I’m assuming there wasn’t a bunch of break ins. After the tsunami left the area it was actually nice out. Let’s hope we don’t get a repeat of bad weather next weekend.
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