There we were. Sitting at our computers working away. He was auditing an estimate….leaving a note to the adjuster saying more photographs were needed, and I had just finished downloading the store pictures for Facebook.
Kapow….no power. The world as we knew it ended.
The giant backup/battery/router thingy started beeping, the computers grew black, and we both pushed the buttons that officially crashed them. Popping on shoes, we staggered out into the complex to discover a rapidly growing line of SDG&E trucks lining up at the end of our building.
Across the front walk, they had power, no one else did. Somewhere in the line between our building and the corner, the cable failed. We packed ourselves up, G called in to work, and we were off to the multiplex for dinner and a movie. Home afterwords, still no power by eight. I can still read by flashlight. He played solitaire on a laptop.
Life is pretty darned good, if you ask us.