A Quiet Outage [F]

The radio informed me that there were over fourteen thousand lightning strikes last night across Auckland, Northland. Wind speeds reached two hundred kilometers per hour in some areas, and power is still out to over ninety thousand homes and commercial businesses. Mine went out yesterday around 8 p.m.

The house was a little chilly today.

Dad suggested we go see a movie to kill time, before it got dark. We saw A QUIET PLACE, and we both agreed it was well told. When I came home the power was restored to the area, so it was out for roughly 27 hours. Not so bad, especially given what other parts of the country endured. I didn’t really want to gripe about the weather though, just wanted to have a written record of a moment, because it was nice. Doing my nightly/early morning writing under candlelight. Listening to Newstalk ZB radio the following day and then deciding to randomly see a movie with dad with an audience that was on edge throughout (hehe receptive much) and who were probably without power as well. Then coming home to reheat leftovers. No power got me feeling nostalgic, I guess. Used to make blanket forts in my room on rainy days and use the leftover sheets to cover the windows. Sit in the dark and listen to music on my mother’s Sony Walkman. Her mixtapes and the radio. And this funny thing used to happen on rainy days too, when evening came I’d run around the house looking at every windowsill, because I’d always find a small crocodile somewhere, waiting for me to gobble up. Thanks, Dad.

Links about the power situation: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/354736/as-it-happened-storm-aftermath-thousands-still-without-powerhttp://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/04/weather-live-updates-auckland-wakes-up-to-massive-storm-damage.html

~ by Fionnlagh on April 12, 2018.

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