Thursday, 18 January 2007

bulletin on the palace gates

The electricity has been off for nearly twelve hours - I've been cooking and boiling water on the open fire and cursing that we have not yet got the rayburn fitted.

B is stranded in London, as all Virgin trains going out of Euston have been cancelled and the Welshpool train from Birmingham is probably not happening either, given that it's the line to Aberystwyth and some of it is single tracked; didn't even both to check that one.

I've done no work today because there's been no power for the PC and mobile coverage appears to have also died off - presumably the transmitters are effected by the electrical outages.

We DEFINITELY need some sort of battery system for generating/storing our own power.

No rabbits today, too traumatised by lack of internet. Tomorrow.

10 comments:

  1. Poor B and poor you. I hope, now that the wind has dropped, that he will get home after all.

    Some battery power in your laptop, I presume? And you used it for us. You are a honey!

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  2. Poor B and poor you. I hope, now that the wind has dropped, that he will get home after all.

    Some battery power in your laptop, I presume? And you used it for us. You are a honey!

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  3. That "lack of internet" trauma strikes again.

    I was thinking today that it was probably fairly wild where you are. I hope you've had no structural damage (hope the house hasn't either!)

    You need a generator of some kind, or is that a bit too "The Good Life" for you?

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  4. That "lack of internet" trauma strikes again.

    I was thinking today that it was probably fairly wild where you are. I hope you've had no structural damage (hope the house hasn't either!)

    You need a generator of some kind, or is that a bit too "The Good Life" for you?

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  5. Oooh, yes, you had that awful wind. Or at least, the country did. I hope you didn't...
    I didn't know about that until this morning, and it looks a bit bad. Will catch up with your other posts to see how you are. OK, I hope.

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  6. Oooh, yes, you had that awful wind. Or at least, the country did. I hope you didn't...
    I didn't know about that until this morning, and it looks a bit bad. Will catch up with your other posts to see how you are. OK, I hope.

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  7. I hope the power is back on now, cooking on an open fire doesn't sound like fun, well not for an extended period anyway.

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  8. I hope the power is back on now, cooking on an open fire doesn't sound like fun, well not for an extended period anyway.

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  9. The one good thing about events like these is that it gives you so many stories to tell when you're as old as I am. And it does make you stop and realize how strong and resourceful you are. But I'm still sorry you had to go through it, and I hope B got home okay.

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  10. The one good thing about events like these is that it gives you so many stories to tell when you're as old as I am. And it does make you stop and realize how strong and resourceful you are. But I'm still sorry you had to go through it, and I hope B got home okay.

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