April 13th, 2007

Fiona and me in the snow

rain lots of rain, the poor cooked squirrel, and tomorrow's plans

This isn't giing to be a long one, and I'm serious, because I'm really tired, and I need to ge to bed, even though I'm not planning on getting up that early. There are things going on that are churchish related, but they're all outdoorsish, and it's extremely with a capital E X disgusting outside and it's not going to change much by 12 pm, which is going to be most of the way through the skeet shooting activity. I'd like too shoot skeet, but I feel it might be ... dangerous???

Today was pretty exciing at the university. About 3 or so, righ as I was waiting for the elevator, all the power went out. The elevator stopped as it descended, and a few seconds later started back up. Unbeknownst to me, the power just came back on, so the person who was getting on the elevator with me, got on, and we went up. The fact that the lights weren't on in the room didn't phase me because I had no idea that the lights and power were still off. But they were, and the power for the whole university was off for maybe a bit over an hour. I got on the HT (ham radio) and the power was apparently out for a large part of Fayetteville. That included Dixon Street (the "main" street in Fayetteville) and the square (our downtown). Luckily it was toward the end of the day so not much business was most likely lost. Not sure what caused it; it was pretty windy and rainy, but no storms were going on at the time. Who knows, it could have been a squirrel in the relay, as one ham radio operator guessed. It's apparently happened before. Poor squirrel!

As I said, it has been a disgusting day weather wise with periods of driving horizontal wind, and most of the time, light "Saturate your soul" rain and wind. Temps have been near 40, and they're now in the mid to upper thirties with 20 to 30 mph winds and light rain. I'm glad I'm inside rather than out there.

That's about it for me for now. Welcome to my friend from high school Heath (sorry Heath, I can't remember your lj username at the moment). It's always good to keep in touch with people, even through lj. More soon.