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UPDATE - Ice Storm '09

Well, still no electricity. The transformer from the picture in the previous post is still laying where it fell and so are the power lines in the back of my apartment. And I live on a main street...

I received this email back from Paducah Power after trying out one of the email addresses from their website and asking if they had any kind of estimate...

I don’t have a good estimate. It could be a little while. We haven’t begun hanging many transformers yet. Our out of town crews that came in yesterday will enable us to start doing more of that. I know you’re hoping for a firm estimate, but it’s just impossible to pin it down because of the enormous amount of work being done. I would plan for at least a couple of more days without power, maybe more. I’m sorry I don’t have better news.

I was shocked I actually received an answer as quick as I did. I sent a thank you back to her and also said a general thanks to all the power workers who are putting in extra hours. At least the out of town crews have made it. I think there are several from the Gulf Coast that are returning the favor from Katrina.


Being displaced sucks. To top it off, I'm also displaced in the office at work because we were suppose to get new office furniture last week. So right now I have all my stuff set up in the conference room where I slept for two days... I'm just displaced all over the place...


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Feb. 2nd, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
oh dear. Here's hoping you get power sooner than later!
Feb. 3rd, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The power company website had a list of locations they were targeting today and while they didn't say my street/building specifically they named the cross streets on each side of me... One would think they would do what's in the middle too.

*keeping fingers crossed*

Of course, even if I get power back, I don't even want to think how long it will be until I get comcast back. I'm hoping that with so much damage, they'll have to redo the line that was always giving my problems...
Feb. 3rd, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
But power is the first step! I shall keep my fingers crossed for you!
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I feel you lack of power pain - last year when we had ice sotrms we were without power for almost a week - we ended up at friends house becasue it was too cold to stay home.

I hope you find better place to sleep than the office! Keep warm
Feb. 3rd, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Tonight at 8pm will be the one week mark for me. I've been staying at a relative's house since Sunday night. I have a bed there... :-)
Feb. 3rd, 2009 09:09 am (UTC)
I know how frustrating that can be.
*cuddles & pets*
I'm glad you are warm, safe, and have a job and a home to return to. All those positive thoughts being sent your way must be working.
Feb. 3rd, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
It could have been a lot worse all around...

Things are progressing around here.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for power in the next day or two...
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