"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap, The Wrong Goodbye and Dead Harvest.

"Bagley's got the poet's eye, but that doesn't mean everything is prettier in his work. It means the ugly stuff is more vivid. More intense. Like a sudden switch from analog to HD. And that's a trait to very much admire in his work." --Anthony Neil Smith, author of Hogdoggin', Yellow Medicine, The Drummer and Psychosomatic.




Monday, September 15, 2008

When the Wind Blows

Strong winds knocked out electricity on my road for more than six hours today. I managed to finish and file a pair of newspaper columns just before my laptop's battery ran down. The biggest problem was getting water for the animals. Note to self: buy that Bison handpump for the well.

Inconvenient as it was, it was still nothing compared to the problems faced by people living in areas hit by Ike and Gustav. I can't even imagine what that must be like.

Right now, an owl is calling from a tree outside the kitchen window. The coyotes are at it again, too, but they have not come close to the house since last week. It's nice to have the lights on.

2 comments:

Dawn on MDI said...

Wow. We had some breeze down here, but nothing like that. A few small branches came down and it was a bad day to be spraying anything with a hose, but otherwise all right. Glad you're ok and the power is back on. I remember what it is like living on a back road... during one blizzard when I was a kid, it was only on the third day as the storm was winding down that the plow finally got to us. Power was out for a ling time then, as I recall - like four or five days, I think.

Lyman Feero said...

Yup, was out for a couple hours here as well. Which is no real biggy as I have a good battery back up for my writing PC. What sucks is the sump pump for the basement. Go too long and glub glub. The whole basement will flood. The house came with a generator but the dumbass who installed it, put it in the basement. Sometime before winter I need to build a doghouse and rewire it outside. Then again, I said that last winter.