Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Welcome to the 19th century

Tulsa has been smashed by an ice storm that destroyed our electrical infrastructure. At my apartment, I have no power and no phone. Luckily, I have a gas fireplace and a gas stove, so I can cook and heat the place. The whole state has been declared a federal disaster. This is the first time I've ever been in a federal disaster situation, so it's a little disconcerting. The whole city is like war zone; all of the trees are either damaged or destroyed completely, there are limbs down everywhere, and it's just a bloody mess. God only knows when we'll get power back; AEP is saying next Tuesday, but I'm hoping it'll be sooner than that.