Thursday, January 28, 2021
18 Hours without power [Working from Home - Day 319]
Using my iPhone as a hot spot for my Mac laptop, I ended up attending about four hours of meetings on Wednesday morning. I was shocked at how well the set up performed, particularly in a two long Microsoft Teams video conferencing meetings. The biggest negative was that the house was starting to get pretty cold. With the batteries wearing down in all of my devices, I cancelled my afternoon meetings. This was probably fortuitous; cell performance started to deteriorate after lunch...
Just as we were starting to make hotel reservations for Wednesday night, the power came back on just after 4 pm. While 18 hours is not that long, we just aren't prepared for an extended outage. Living in the suburbs of a large city, I just never expected this long an outage. Additionally, in our neighborhood, the power is underground.