i've got the power.

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around 9:30am this morning i was laying in bed, when suddenly the floor fan came on. my brain, in its addled state, thought "hmm, that's interesting. i haven't heard that in a while." then, suddenly, it hit me: the power just came back on! i waited 5, 10, 20 minutes before telling anyone else or believing it myself, because i didn't trust it'd stay on. i'm still eyeballing it cautiously, but i've had electricity for about 3 hours now so maybe it's there to stay. about 30 minutes ago i finally turned on my powermac. which is how i'm posting this.

the past 8.5 days without electricity has been a weird and somewhat surreal trip. which is hopefully over as pretty much everything should be back to normal for me now. it's surprising how much it affected me. at least i assume being thrown out of my routine and not getting good sleep and not being able to do any of the things i like to do (music, movies, computers) is what did it to me. more on everything later.

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Glad to hear your power is back on. My brother Mike has been sending me bulletins about the progress being made in restoring power. He is in the midst of that work and says he is working 16 hours a day.

It looks like there is still a lot of power out around you: http://www.centerpointenergy.com/staticfiles/CNP/Common/SiteAssets/doc/Ike%20outage%20MAP_9.22_5am.pdf

But it looks like the worst of it will be over by Thursday: http://www.centerpointenergy.com/staticfiles/CNP/Common/SiteAssets/doc/Est_Restoration_ZipCode_Esize_091908.pdf

I note now that they are not keeping up with their projections...

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