Tiny piece of the grid out

I’m blogging from plugged-in civilization here at the Evidence Room but about 1/2 hour ago, my building and those in a 4-5 block radius (K-town adjacent) were plunged into blackout, once again.

It happened way more this year than it ever has, but this was the first time we were treated to a series of brownouts, first. Not even sure if that’s the technical term for what happened: half the lights in the building going out completely, half dimming to between 25-30% of full strength. Really, really eerie stuff.