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Well I was in the dark! December 19, 2008

Posted by texasheartland in life, random, rant, Texas, thoughts, waco, weird.
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And so was most of Waco! I guess around, oh say 6 p.m, the lights in the house all wen off at the same time as Mom was plugging in the outside Christmas lights.

Mom: Great, I think we blew a fuse.

Me: So did I.

Mom: Wait! The whole street is out!

Me: What?! (At this point, I get up to look outside.) Holy shit!

I got up, went to the bedroom because Manders was hollerin’ for us and we needed a candle. I couldn’t even see an INCH front of my face! It’s like being in a dark cave with no lights. Scary thought. Luckily I didn’t bump into anything… that is, except the hallway door frame.

We all went outside (and our psycho dog as well) and waited for the lights to come back on. We kept hearing sirens and noises like the military was down the street!

About an hour (maybe an hour and 1/2) later, the lights come back on and I get online to see if any of the local news websites talked about why on a Friday night, Waco was in the dark. Are you ready for this? Brace yourself!

M.C., the manager of Rudy’s Country Store & Bar B-Q (great food by the way!) saw something explode at a substation near the restaurant.

from http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/36475514.html

It was a transformer! Several transformers actually exploded! These are major transformers that blew, causing half of Waco to be left in the dark, wondering what the fuck happened!

That’s it. I’m investing in a back-up generator, flash lights, and vodka.

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1. Jackie - December 19, 2008

~~I know this was the night from hell wasn’t it!!!! Lights going out and the dog and cat aggravating each other. I also read there was over 8,000 customer without power at one time-and we were part of it-glad this evening is starting to wind down some. I agree about the generator, flashlights and vodka bit-might have helped everyone including the pets-just kidding….Love Ya, Momma

2. goodbadandugly2 - December 19, 2008

at least you have the most important part….ALCOHOL…….

3. Manders - December 20, 2008

Yay for blackouts! *sarcasm*

4. elinorloewen - January 10, 2009

Thanks for this post, I’ll have to keep it bookmarked so I can link it when some loony throws up on my blog.

Not sure what you mean, but you’re welcome!


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