Our power is set to go out at 12:30 am, October 9. The site will still run just fine, but I’m not sure about the next time I’ll be able to post. There will definitely be no podcasts this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 is the two-year anniversary of the Tubbs and Nuns fires that devastated Sonoma County, Napa County and even parts of Mendocino County. They wrought billions of dollars in damage in Santa Rosa alone.
This is an anniversary I’ll acknowledge with considerable discomfort and sadness.
As the fates would have it, high winds and low humidity are forecast to return to Northern California generally and the North Bay in specific on the anniversary. It’s the sort of news that on a scale of 1 to 10 generally results in a pucker factor of 36.
Pacific Gas and Electric is examining the possibility of shutting down the electrical grid Wednesday morning. That’s only the beginning. They may keep it off for as long as five days. People here aren’t pleased, but I’ll take a power outage over a conflagration every day of the week and three times a day on Sunday.
In the event the grid is off more than a day, I have no idea to what degree I’ll be able to keep publishing. My kids will end up on an unexpected holiday and not all cell towers will have power. If we lose power there will definitely be no podcasts.
Stay tuned, or something.