Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Power to the People

Alright, I'm going to post the same message in several places because I want everyone who needs to be able to read this to be able to read this.
Some of you may have heard about a major snowstorm in Nova Scotia this past weekend. It was expected to be a regular snowstorm turning to rain the next day, nothing out of the ordinary. Instead, it was snow and rain at the same time for two and a half days, and as a result many of the NS power lines (including major transmission towers) were taken down by the storm. This left tens of thousands of people - entire towns and countys - without power. Most of the western part of Nova Scotia was powerless during the onset of an early cold as the days get shorter and shorter.
I decided to go with my parents to stay in New Brunswick for a week. Although they don't a) have internet access (I'm posting this from a Library computer) and b) have a one bedroom apartment it was a much better prospect then sitting in a freezing room without lights, heat, or water (since we're on a well) or food alone. The risk I took was that nobody knew when the power was to come back (except it'd be 'near the end of the week' for most areas) and that I had to stay with my parents until late Friday. Apparently it was a good risk because although power came back in Wolfville either yesterday or the day before (not 100% sure) it still isn't back in New Minas and whether it's back in Coldbrook is a mystery (although doubtful). Power is expected to be back on by Friday, so there will be power there before I get home.
On top of all of this, apparently my comics haven't been updating. I'm not sure why this is, and I was planning on looking into it on this past sunday but the power situation sort of put a stop to that. It seems to be fixed now (I got Andre to send an email to Gav)
So anyway, that's what the deal is, why I'm not here, etc. etc. etc. Whew.
P.S. Katamari Damacy Rules.P.P.S. I'm still short some ADV! guest strips.P.P.P.S. I'm also very lucky I didn't break my arm this week, but that's a story for another time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're ok Mark. Best of luck getting back online with power and such.


November 18, 2004 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking your arm is another story? Well, the way I see it, this is a wonderful time for such stories, as I need some breaks from reading for my exams (5 down, 4 to go, and 3 weeks to to them...).

-Svein Terje
aka Watchman
Norwegian fan and reader of ADVENTURERS!, Star Something, AntiHerof for Hire (and RPGWorld...)

November 18, 2004 5:22 PM  
Blogger Elderwyrm said...

Glad that typing arm is still un-broken!

November 19, 2004 4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that bites. I hope things start going your way much more so than now

November 19, 2004 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK! Thanks! That really does explain alot! I know the feeling, only it was just three days for me, and my parents had a gas run house, so we had warm food and a fireplace and stuff. Good luck on getting back up and running!

November 22, 2004 2:30 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

Yea, I'm glad that storm didn't hit NB anywhere near as bad as it hit NS, though most of my family is out there. Gotta love Canadian winters, but glad ya survived and all. :)

November 22, 2004 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you had it pretty bad man. I live on campus up in the 'Nish and power was only out for a couple of hours before generators and what not came on. Glad that everything is back to normal and try not to have as crazy a week aight?

November 23, 2004 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NS? You live in NS? WOW =D
do you go to Dal?

December 17, 2004 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! NS, I always imagined people who do the webcomics that I read to be from somewhere in the States. I'm from PEI, so that startled me ^^. I really like the comic, I've been reading it for quite a while now, keep up the good work, huh?

December 22, 2004 9:53 PM  

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