WXII is reporting that only about 4,300 households have lost power in North Carolina due to the storm that cannot be named. Unfortunately we, along with two of our neighbors, were among those 4,300. Our power went out at 9:30 last night when the transformer on the poll next to our house blew. That knocked out service to us and the two houses to our right, but the rest of the neighborhood was lit up like a Christmas tree. In a way that’s more frustrating than having the entire neighborhood go down because you can literally see everyone else enjoying their evening in standard American energy hogging style.
Thankfully the power company was outside within an hour and we had power restored by 11:30, just in time for a midnight snack in front of the boob tube.