The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0278 Thursday, 5 July 2012
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Subject: SHAKSPER Tempest Interruption
Dear SHAKSPER Subscribers,
I live in that backward part of the world—the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.
Washington, DC, has one of the worst electric utility companies in the United States—PEPCO.
My power always seems to get knocked out for 3 to 7 days after a fierce storm like the one that hit the DC area on Friday. At about 10:30, as I was trying to get to sleep, I heard LOUD thunder in what was probably lightening strikes on the trees in my backyard, my brick house seemed to shake, and as I found out in the morning 4 or 5 large tree limbs came down in my backyard but not on my house ten or fifteen feet away. Oh, yes, and my power when out. I did not get my power back until Wednesday afternoon suffering during one of the longest sustained hot weather periods of the summer (104 F. on Friday). Well over a million homes were initially without power, and some are still out.
I haven’t been able to get back to work on my computer before now, but I am back online and SHAKSPER digests follow.
Hardy M. Cook