Wednesday, January 30, 2008
As I said yesterday, eastern PEI did not get the freezing rain as extremely as the western areas did. Imagine our surprise when the power went off at noon for no apparent reason. The main system has been bypassed and we have the emergency backup system in place. This is possible as our infrastructure is not th cause. They do not know why the system failed but it was not downed power lines like in the west. The folks in the west are not expected to have electricity for many days yet and many are in emergency shelters.
My sister in law arranged eye appointments at the same time so that she could provide the transportation. Of course this afternoon was the time. I arranged a ride to her workplace halfway across the island (where the photo is from) and we were waylaid by the electricity situation. I'll work on a new date tomorrow.
Lila Downs hasn't made an appearance on the blog for a while, November 20th to be exact, when attempting to restore the essentials. Mi Corazon Me Requerda and La Iguana, with it's great background chorus, should take care of that. I still play her most days and am sure I'll never tire of her. I even watch UTube clips of her performances on Frida even though I own the movie. Already up and quite popular is her Cancion Mixteca.