Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No Power

My coworker, Ryan, enjoying our "lunch" break

If you hadn't heard there is big fire just a few miles from Yosemite Valley right now. Its bad enough that we have to deal with all the smoke and ash, but worse still, we have no electricity. Apparently the fire was burning through an area where all the power lines crossed so PG & E shut down the power about 5 days ago now. 

What this means for cooking, no light, no hot water, and no electronics (I'm writing this in the Ahwahnee because they have a generator). Oh, and our refrigerator doesn't work, of course, so both my roommate and I have lost around $100 dollars in food. Normally all of this would be that big of a deal, its like camping right? WRONG! All of my camping gear is in Davis and I work nights so I'm somewhat dependent on electricity. 

I've never wanted to leave Yosemite as much as I want to right now. In fact, as soon as my shift is over at 4am tomorrow I'm hitting the road. Then I'll just be crossing my fingers that the power will be back on by next Wednesday.

Only the roaches will survive!


Caitlin said...

Did you name your cockroach? I think you should name it Betelgeuse. And then you could name all the other ones after other stars. And you could think of them as little twinkling gems in your home.

Kevin said...

you just need to become the bright center of your home and that will light up your house.

Justin said...

good ideas people, keep them coming.

Robyn said...

I could send you some fireflies.

JohnClimbRok said...

Let's go climbing.

the analog freak said...

I was going to suggest that you make a bonfire out of hamburger, but I guess all your food already went bad.

Guess I'll have to think of something else.