Christmas interruptus

Anybody else feel like the storm, the resulting outage/damage/whatever happened at your place, and the ensuing uncertainty all took a bite out of the pre-holiday runup? By the time we finally got a chance to do a little shopping last night, the stuff our favorite gift recipients really wanted was gone. Sigh. And maybe today we’ll finally get the Christmas lights up. Not too many, don’t want to overload the grid. Speaking of which … City Light’s morning update says it’s down to 1,400 customers, and if you’re one of them, don’t assume they know you’re out, give them a call to be sure … 684-7400. P.S. When this is all over, it’s really going to be worth celebrating New Year’s, we think. So we’ve been collecting info on NY’s Eve events on our Holiday Stuff page, with several new additions last night; check it out.

3 Replies to "Christmas interruptus"

  • Dawson December 23, 2006 (10:54 am)

    If anything I think it was the opposite. Lots of people were helping out each other and a real sense of community showed itself. That is a great thing to see.

    But hey, if you’re bummed about not being able to shop, maybe your priorities of what the holidays are is a little skewed.

  • Administrator December 23, 2006 (2:11 pm)

    Maybe so. We tried to help a bit by looking for info to post here, sharing info provided by readers, offering to check on neighborhoods where residents were at work and had no idea if their power was back (most of that was handled in one-on-one e-mail interaction off the blog page). Electronic community, if you will, which we would argue does have some value.

  • Kathleen December 23, 2006 (11:04 pm)

    As I didn’t have power or internet access during the outage, I really couldn’t enjoy the electronic community, but I really am enjoying catching up on what happened while I was in my own little world of keeping the house warm. I completely understand your feeling of discombobulation during the outage. It is hard to savor the holidays when you’re just trying to keep the temperature in the house above 50 and figure out how to feed the family. It makes you appreciate why Christmas celebrations were more simple in the “olden days”. Who had time for anything else? We are so spoiled. I was so excited this morning when I went to make pancakes. Now when I turn on my gas range, I appreciate the electronic starter.

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