Saturday January 8, 2022 Guerneville CA.
The power went out about midnight last night and it wasn’t storming and it didn’t come back on, not even this morning when I got it going.
Barry shows up
When I did get it going this morning and fed the chickens my brother Barry pulled into the yard with is truck with his dirt bike in the back.
We rode around for a bit then went over to my Cousin’s place and shot the bull with her and her husband for about an hour or so. They live up on a ridge top where we ride our dirt bikes.
Top of the World
After that we rode around some more and made it up to the Top of the world but didn’t stay long as we had a good break at my Cousin’s place.
We rode around some more and eventually worked our way back down the hill to my house where Barry loaded up his dirt bike and headed for his home.
Moving chicken poo/fertilizer
The plan was to spread some of this fresh manure around some trees and let the rains wash it into the ground.
I started out spreading some lightly around my citrus trees and avocado tree here. I spread it fairly thin hoping it won’t burn stuff as chicken manure is fairly hot stuff and if one uses too much of it, it can be hard on the trees.
And I put some around my cherry trees and apricot trees too.
Now that I had all the manure out from under the young chicken’s roost, I got a load of woodchips to put under the roost where I removed the manure to help absorb any new chicken manure.
What Tom said
I asked my brother Tom what he knew about the power outage and I think he said there was a big slide that came down and the whole town was out of power but I’m not sure of what he said, older age short term memory loss. :O)
What I figured
He said they at first said it would be back on about noon then changed the time, not knowing when for sure. I figured around dark as they’d been working since last night and would want to go home. :O)
Mail lady goes by and doesn’t stop
I heard the mail lady go by in her mail truck just before dark so I thought maybe she’d knew something.
I had no mail so she didn’t stop. Oh well. :O)
I figured they’d get the power back on around dark, but just in case I got my woodstove fired up with a fire using this wood I keep just for this purpose as usually I use a fuel oil stove but that takes power to run it.
We do have a generator but it’s starting to get too hard for us older guys to start it with the rope we have to pull so I wasn’t looking forward to that and really hoped the power would come back on soon.
It got dark so I got my emergency light out which is now just a light that one straps on the head that I set on the counter as that’s all I need.
Power’s back on
About a half hour after it got dark the lights flickered on so all is good and I can now do my blog and see what the rest of the world is up to which maybe I’ll go look to see what they say about the power outage.
I was wrong about the power
Now that I can check the local paper I see I was wrong about what caused the power outage. A car plowed into a main power distribution pole in a neighboring town and sheared it off and then crashed into someone’s house.
All is back to normal now, at least here.
Nice day playing in the woods.