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Power Outage

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 10:41 PM by Sterling
Updated September 9th, 2011 at 10:49 AM by Sterling

3:37 pm PDT, there was a huuuuuge power outage...not just here in San Diego, but it was widespread all over Southern California, as well as parts of northern Baja Mexico and Arizona (I think). It was the worst 8 hours of my life.

I was on my break between my two classes... it was techincally my lunch time, but I'd rather be hangin' in the classroom with my buddies. The whole classroom went black, and to make matter worse, the A/C started leaking water on one of the computers. My buddies and I panicked, and watched that computer spark (well, not really spark, but it was about to. My buddies and I tend to be pretty exaggerative. lol).

Later on, my 2nd class got cancelled, and were sent home. But I ended up getting stuck in downtown because trolley services got shut down. My cellphone service became VERY sporadic. I couldn't reach my sister, nor my parents. I couldn't even get 4G service (...so much for backup service, AT&T >_>). Today was a horrible day to take the trolley. I regret not taking my car.

After getting stuck in the trolley station for....about 2-3 hours, I finally got cell service and called my sister to pick me up. She *rescued* me from the station, drove to the station where I parked my car, and headed back to the condo.For the next 4 hours or so, I survived the evening with apple juice and peanut butter sandwiches. There was nothing else, since most of our pantry required heat.

At 11 or so, power got restored...and I was so relieved.

Any PC members affected by the power outage.. I hope y'all made it through okay. :) I'm honestly happy I got full cellphone service back, and back on PC again. withdrawls!!!!

Update: NO SCHOOL FOR ME TOMORROW. yay, moar PC time for me.
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    quilzel's Avatar
    Goes to show you how much we rely on technology these days. Glad you survived.
    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 10:45 PM by quilzel quilzel is offline
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    Harley Quinn's Avatar
    Quote:
    the A/C started leaking water on one of the computers. My buddies and I panicked, and watched that computer spark
    THAT IS SOME FINAL DESTINATION DEATH SCENE RIGHT THERE
    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:00 PM by Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is offline
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    Hiidoran's Avatar
    Sounds like an exciting evening. D; And I'm jealous you have 4G service... we STILL don't have it in Indianapolis.

    Glad to hear everything is okay now. ^^
    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:42 PM by Hiidoran Hiidoran is offline
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    colcolstyles's Avatar
    Even though we weren't affected here (woooo norcal) the story was on the news nonetheless. Apparently the power was out for the entire city so yeah, a pretty serious blackout. I dunno what I would've done without Internet for that long, let alone transportation. :(
    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:24 AM by colcolstyles colcolstyles is offline
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    Boomburst's Avatar
    Just comes to show how much technology has become a essential in our lives. Also, the UK has barley got a hspa network, so 4g is really for away.
    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 02:25 AM by Boomburst Boomburst is offline
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    Xyrin's Avatar
    :o that sounds horrible! good to hear everything worked out though!
    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 02:50 AM by Xyrin Xyrin is offline
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    ugh i went through the same thing omg! my power got restored around 8 pm luckily but i'm glad you're alright and everything. i can never go through something like this again seriously i was about to die in the heat even while sitting outside. all the kids on my street were crazy playing on their scooters or whatever and there was screaming like until the power came back on.
    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 08:43 AM by Akarui Akarui is offline
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    Esper's Avatar
    Southern California + no power for air conditioning = Hell on Earth

    Glad you survived.
    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 09:17 AM by Esper Esper is offline
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    FreakyLocz14's Avatar
    Glad I'm in Northern Cali. Sucks to be you.

    At least you're alright.
    Posted September 9th, 2011 at 12:00 PM by FreakyLocz14 FreakyLocz14 is offline
 

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