Good old propane.
Power went out at 4AM. No wind, just transformers popping from rain shorting out dust paths.
Fortunately I had already made coffee and first ramen, so nothing was urgent. I napped for a couple hours, woke up, power still out, so set up the propane lantern and stove and cooked second ramen. Good old propane, good old propane routine. Practice pays off.
By that time daylight was emerging, so I made the usual neighborhood walk. I could tell that several blocks were powerless. Back to house, power is already back on. Clearly it had returned JUST before I returned. Nice.
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Noted while walking: Earthworms are back.
This wasn't an extreme rain, the standard 1/4 inch, but it was enough to bring out a dense blanket of squirmie wormies on the street.
Last year the worms never appeared at all.
What's the diff? The previous winter was SUPER-COLD AND SUPER-SNOWY, with two feet of extra global warming above ground and two feet of global warming permafrost below ground. This year we had a normal amount of global warming, so the earthworms regenerated. How? Who knows? Do they drive to Florida in especially bad winters? Hitch a ride on a bird? Burrow down to the magma layer?
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