We've had power since 22.30 last night.
We were without for three days.
One of our pipes burst; it's under the floor of our pier-and-beam house. We'll try to get epoxy putty and patch it up until stores aren't so wild.
A good friend let me take a shower at his place earlier today. Felt almost like a normal one. My mom's ready to buy me a generator so I don't have to scrounge one next cataclysm.
I'm warm tonight, but fragile.
Cold tried to take my hands as a kid, my life—twice—as a teen. My BMI, despite my mid-life belly, still isn't high enough to make me even slightly resistant to cold. It's my nemesis,
and a whole crew of fucks made me face it down *again* for no reason but money.
I want to just eliminate people. Black ops team, disappear a whole slew of folks, whoops! Where'd they go? Well, better get a new crop of legislators and board members, etc.
I've been worrying about you. Thanks for checking in.
It's been rough here too, in similar ways. I'm glad you have some folks caring about you there.
I've been hearing that the hardware stores are mayhem, and you're smart to avoid if you can. Saw a photo and it looked like a crowded subway in there.
Hang in there.
@RussSharek We need a single thing, and we may try to get it early tomorrow in hopes that the aisles were somewhat cleaned and restocked. 🤞🏼
I wonder what other types of suppliers might stock it. Got a mold making supply in your city? They stock a lot of heavy duty epoxies...
@RussSharek I hope y'all return to normal soon. I know that's what I want most right now.
I'm glad you're safe, Red. I'm sorry for the unnecessary shit you're having to deal with. Something as simple as a shower can help, for a little while at least.
@thraeryn that's a lot. I hope you can find a quick and effective fix. And I'm glad you made it through.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!