The powerful and the powerless

Sat around the house for a few minutes, watching the fire flickering in the fireplace, and wondering why we weren’t out in the street with our neighbors, singing folk songs and playing the glockenspiel — isn’t that sort of bonding what is supposed to ensue when this kind of semi-catastrophe happens? Then another member of the WSB entourage decided we simply had to get down the hill to the powerful sector of town (aka The Junction) — there, we found the bonding. Every eatery in town is jammed. Folks are sharing power-outage stories. No wonder the home fires aren’t burning up on the hill. However, no one seems to have an answer to the one question that simmers in thousands of us at the moment … when the HELL will the power come back on?

2 Replies to "The powerful and the powerless"

  • Joel December 15, 2006 (10:24 pm)

    It’s interesting how closely that power outage map matches the Zillow heat map of Seattle. The parts of the city that are bluest (poorest) tend to be without power.

  • Sandy December 16, 2006 (6:24 am)

    My husband and I were also in the crowd in the junction last night and noticed that the new bakery, Bakery Noveau is planning to open this Sunday. We live just a block from the junction and never really lost power. While the circumstances are not ideal, it was nice to see the junction so alive with people and activity.

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