And I had such a lovely post forming in my head. I was going to celebrate the first day of December with a few thoughts on Christmas music. Another time. Pasadena is being hailed as the epicenter of gale-force wind that literally ripped through the San Gabriel Valley. A cold Santa Ana wind quite literally blew through wreaking havoc and creating dangerous road conditions, as well as putting the area on fire alert. Fierce Santa Ana Winds Hit Southern California – ABC News. Our home sits adjacent Pasadena and we lost our power about 1:30 a.m.–forget that we don’t have heat or refrigerator-freezer power–I’ve lost the internet!
I am inconvenienced, but that is all. I’m sure that many of the estimated 200,000 households currently without power are home to elderly and small children. I could personally set up shop and live at Starbucks, so Jay and I will be fine. I have been complaining that I don’t have enough reading time.
Unfortunately many of Pasadena’s historic trees (many of the best tree-lined movie shots are filmed in Pasadena) have been completely uprooted, landing on roofs and commercial buildings. Many, 75 feet tall and more, are now nothing more than obstacles and will be mourned. How long did it take to get that grand and beautiful?
SoI will be unplugged for a couple of days. The winds are supposed to whip up again this afternoon, and we’re not yet sure about power restoration. I’ll be back to reading wonderful blog posts soon. I can read on my phone, but boy does that battery take a dive!
And I know that the Occupiers were pretty down on Starbucks–but I sure like the free Wi-Fi. And I was feeling a little desperate for a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte! Stay tuned…