So, Ali’s gonna start this off with a vocabulary lesson:
A derecho (Spanish: derecho “straight”), is a widespread and long-lived, violent convectively induced straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms in the form of a squall line usually taking the form of a bow echo.
Now, I don’t understand a whole lot of that because i’m not a weather-geek. I do know that if you put the word “super” in front of it, that is what hit my area like a ton of damn bricks on Friday night, knocking out our power. We’re talking about 3 rain drops and 81+ MPH winds. That basically results in me, my parents, and my 2 kids stuck in a motel room so we can actually have air conditioning. Oh yeah, while there are 100K+ people without power, just in my area alone, the temps are in the mid-90’s, not counting the heat index due to East Coast Humidity.
Now, lets combine those fun times with my job as doing technical support for a television provider. I’m going to assume everyone out there has the common sense to know this, but if you don’t let me throw a little knowledge atcha: You cannot get technical support for your tv if you don’t. have. power. We cannot troubleshoot equipment hooked up to a generator, either, because it’s an unreliable power source. Really, please don’t clog our already busy phone lines with this nonsense. Please don’t be the person we do this to:
All-in-all, this has been a miserable week and I have been even less motivated than usual to write anything beyond a grocery list. So I will ask for everyone to please bear with me as I mooch Comfort Inn’s free wi-fi and much my soy-sauce-and-wasabi almonds (cuz they’re AWESOME). Hopefully we’ll have power back in 2-3 more days and I can chill in the comfort of my own bed, with my own pillows, and get out some of the clutter that’s banging around in my brain.