San Diego Blackout!
Friday, September 09, 2011
Well, yesterday was interesting! Around 3:40pm I walked in to the restroom at work and all of a sudden the lights went out and I was in pitch black. I walked out and saw that all the lights in the office were out....as were our computers and phones. I left work at 3:50, 10 minutes before my regular time...and instead of my 12 minute commute home, it took 2 hours and 15 minutes!! Absolutely crazy! All the traffic lights were out so it took me more than an hour just to get through the first 2! Cell phones weren't really working either so Brian and I kept calling each other but it wouldn't go through. We were able to text and he was at home safe and sound. I got home at 6:05pm and relaxed for a bit, then went to our apartment gym for some upper body and then took a short walk...it had to be short because the darkness was coming fast and I didn't want to walk in the pitch black! Brian and I watched a couple shows on DVD on our laptop, I read a little with a flashlight, and then went to bed. Power was restored around 1am, thank goodness! Such a freak thing! It sounds like it was human error in Arizona that caused the whole issue. I'm so thankful it wasn't anything more serious than that. I feel bad for everyone who was at the airport or traveling by trolley, as both were shut down. I'm assuming some people must have got stuck in elevators too and I can't even imagine!
So, needless to say, I wasn't able to call Customer Service and get my rant on about our pictures! Just another day to stew! haha.
Before the blackout yesterday, I was a complete baked good carbaholic and I really need to nip this in the bud! We had baked goods on Tuesday and yesterday at the office and usually I don't have any but I had some on both days this week. Well, I'm just calling it an off few days and I'm getting right back to my regular eating habits today! No more baked goods!
Fellow San Diegans - what was your Blackout experience?
So happy it's Friday!