Tuesday, October 30, 2012
There are still people without power but thankfully I am not one of them. We had our little 90 minute scare yesterday, but praise the Lord, it did not last beyond that. What little bit of time we were without power really made me irate since, once again, the storm had only barely started and -- pop -- my power went out. It seemed like it was going to be a repeat of the storm last year in which a simple breeze took away our electricity for five days.
Five days. It may sounds spoiled, but frankly unless there are houses blowing away, short of nuclear war, there's just no way a civilized and populated area like greater Boston should be without power for five days. This isn't the third world.
So I'm at work today. Oddly, I can be grateful to Sandy for one thing: the ease of my commute. Very few people were on the roads this morning. I was able to drive Ben to school in Weymouth, turn north up through Quincy, and still get to Watertown in an hour. That's astounding. And it made me happy.