This morning, I went back to the house after my 6:30 a.m. Mass. My head was pounding and I couldn’t get over why. It felt like something major was inbound. Boy, was there ever.
About an hour after I got to the house and sat in my recliner nursing a couple of Tylenol tabs, the winds starting howling and beating the house. Old, dead leaves were blowing off of the trees. Then, fresh, strong, green leaves were being ripped off the trees by the wind. Before you knew it, we were without power in what NIPSCO has called a “Severe Weather Event”. Almost 50,000 without power and NIPSCO stated through most of the day that they did not know the cause so, therefore, they do not know what to fix. 🙁
As of this writing, we are still one of 32,000 customers without service. NIPSCO’s web site has stated that many of their customers will not have a return to service until tomorrow afternoon. We are trying to make plans for what will happen if we are not restored by tomorrow morning. We won’t be able to have school. I’m feeling the stress.
In the midst of all of that, I called my cardiologist’s office because my pacemaker was supposed to transmit last night and I hadn’t heard a report from them. I didn’t know if I had a problem on my end or they had one on their end. It turned out that they were without power throughout much of the day but had just got it back before I called around 3:00 p.m.
Report? No arrhythmias recorded in the past month, leads are stable, fluid levels are good, and I have eighteen months left on my battery. At least that part of my life was good today.