Inside Doug's Head

I am not a number, I am… What's that stuff they make glue out of? I'm that. Forever swirling, forwards and upwards, but always sticky. Sometimes, a little sad.

Who would have thought that a tree falling on a power line would be predictable. Oh wait, I did, and just yesterday.

I went for a walk in the wind earlier this morning, and I was not surprised to find a downed power line arcing and sparking on the sidewalk right around the corner from my house. The power is not out yet, but it soon will be. Once it is, how long will it take to have service restored?


If only they had trimmed or cut down the tree last week. We have been calling the City all summer to have the trees taken care of; now it’s an emergency. I am sure they will repair the wire and leave the tree to cause more damage in the next storm.


All of the power lines running through this tree are bare. The insulation disappeared from them a long time ago. Now this one has broken and is contacting the messenger cable of the phone lines underneath it.


Look at it glow. What have the line crews been doing for the past 50 years? Certainly not infrastructure maintenance. How is this lack of care not negligence?

The main part of the storm hasn’t even hit, yet, and I can hardly wait until it does. When do I start drinking all of the bottled water they told me I should buy?


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