The power going out in some ways turned out to be a nice little lesson on survival after the “Big One”. In my corner of the SGV trees didn’t just break apart they were uprooted with giant rootballs leaving craters behind. All that flying and falling trees made for numerous power lines down and power out for me for two-and-a-half days. The clean up was all outside instead of inside, but still took plenty of man power to get things back in order, not unlike the aftermath of Northridge.
Once it became apparent that it would be days instead of hours before power was restored my neighbors and I got the brilliant idea to cook up all the perisables in our fridges and have a giant “candlelight potluck” party on the first night. Chilly as it was in the house it was fun just talking with the neighbors, commiserating on the lack of power and just feasting and enjoying all the wine. Continue reading Things I learned when the power went out