September 04, 2016

Chasing Electrons

When the most gimp storm possible that can be classed as a tropical cyclone arrived in Southeastern Virginia yesterday, I came inside and started to post, until the power went out....on my side of the street.

Undeterred by the gimmpy gimpness of the storm, I sallied forth and drove to check on my parents boat and hang out at my friend BOB!'s comic store. Along the way, I stopped at a convenience store to...well...nothing as the power went out. I drove across the bridge tunnel, noting that the storm surge was as high as I've ever seen it. Fortunately, BOB!'s store is a hundred feet or more above sea level and the wind was only around 40 kts so there was no worry of his store getting blown away. Alas, after about an hour the power went out. On the way home, I stopped at a truck stop only to discover that only the pumps were running (off the emergency generator) and the convenience store/restaurant was out of both convenience and food. Today, I went down with my father to check on his boat again. This was fortuitous as the pier had suffered greater damage than any storm I recall. One of the cleats had ripped loose, but there were sufficient mooring lines and springlines that the boat had been undamaged....aside from one sail almost unfurling. After securing everything and checking on the people who live on their boats we headed to my fathers house...where the power again went all blinky.

Now...with this most gimp of storms providing us with a light breeze and drizzle I'm sitting on one of the computers at BOB!'s shop...pondering where to go from here....

I do solemnly swear...

...that as soon as I figure out how to use them.

I will use my newfound EMP powers for good.

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