I have to keep this brief because my cell phone is going to run out of battery power, and I don’t have any way of easily recharging it. Last night around 9 PM during “Thunder Snow 2011” we lost power and have been without it since. Our heat is triggered by an electric thermostat, and we live in an old Victorian home so we’re leaking our extant heat at a rapid rate.
According to BGE, Baltimore’s electric and gas provider, the problem is significant. Last night proved a great time to meet the upstairs neighbor and to begin construction of a truly epic snowman, but you get the distinct sense of being on the Titanic, that it’s all fun and games until you realize the microwave doesn’t work and you’ve been subsisting on processed frozen foods.
Of course, I could try to leave, but the 1988 Mercury Cougar is not likely to make it out of his driveway. And even if it does the roads aren’t great condition, there’s certainly very little parking. Biking remains a (dangerous) possibility, but one I may resort to later.