So … the power blinked off for a few minutes today in our North Texas community. The outage appeared to be widespread.
Then it came back on for a couple of seconds, then it went dark again.
It stayed dark for, oh, about 15 more minutes. It’s back on at this moment.
Truth is, though, I am getting the heebie-jeebies over the status of our electrical system. It’s not supposed to be this squirrely. I mean, we live in the energy capital of the universe. We’re supposed to be the highest of the high-tech regions anywhere on Earth.
Memories of the Winter of 2021 are too fresh in our minds. The power went out for several days during the killer freeze this past February.
I get that we cannot control every single aspect of our lives, given our reliance on technology that, after all, is developed by fellow fallible human beings.
Still, this brief power failure makes me nervous as all get-out.
Oh, I should add that the weather today is spectacularly gorgeous.
I am going to hope for the best.