|Big, old Cottonwood. All photos taken on my four mile drive into coffee this morning|
|Water for flushing. Picked up at the boat landing on the Grand River in Eaton Rapids. My generator does not have enough power to reliably start the 240V water pump.|
|This is not doing that power pole any good at all.|
|Another place. Wires down across the road.|
|And another pole down.|
I expect to be without power for at least 24 hours. This area is served by multiple utilities. The largest one reports that more than 130,000 customers are without power and their initial estimate is that it will take until Sunday night to get everybody back on line. The line crews are swamped.
I am running the generator one hour on, two hours off to keep the food frozen. I dumped the breakers for the A/C and pulled the power cords for the washer, drier, toaster oven and microwave. I will have cold beer 8-) so this does not even rate as an inconvenience.