June 08, 2007

So, I got here this morning...

...and got upstairs and was nearly overcome by the humidity on our floor. It's like the air conditioning wasn't working or something. I stopped by the restroom by the elevator bank and nearly busted my rear end, because the terrazzo floor was slick with condensation. It was like a sauna. The actual office is a bit better--still stuffy and damp feeling, but not quite as bad as the elevator lobby was, but then I noticed my computer was screwy. I had left it on, but for some reason the log in screen was up.

Hmm. I wonder what the deal must be--spies? Saboteurs?



Got this e-mail from our emergency coordinator dude a few minutes ago:

A squirrel got into the high-voltage system supplying City Hall this morning and caused an outage in our immediate area. Fortunately, Alabama Power has provided temporary power to the area, including City Hall. They will be switching over to the regular power sometime later this morning, which may result in a momentary shut-down of power, including the computer system.

Stupid tree rats.

On the plus side?


Posted by Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2007 08:12 AM

Do you remember the local TV stations showing a picture of a squirrel on the screen when they would lose the picture. I think there was one of the varmint biting into a cable.

Posted by: jim at June 8, 2007 08:19 AM

I do sorta remember them, although by the time I was really old enough to understand such things, the stations had gotten a bit less hokey about such things. Here's one site I found of one of those pioneer-sort TV newsguys, and it has a graphic of some of his station's tech difficulty screens, but they're of a cat, not a tree rat.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2007 08:41 AM