25 November 2010

OMG...

It started snowing yesterday, wet sleety stuff which stuck to everything. It snowed for most of the day. And it snowed for most of the night, we awoke this morning to 3-4 inches of white over and it kept on snowing, in between patches of thaw. I looked at the phone lines bowed under over an inch along their length and thought, I bet the power goes. But it kept on and work carried on until finally with a flicker the lights went out and the computers stopped working. The server squeaked and beaped and finally went to sleep. Old fashioned phones with cables were pulled out of cupboards and plugged in. Staff went home and left just one with a pad and pencil by the phone (sitting next to the lovely warm woodstove). Finally at 3.45 the lights came back on, we hit go on the server which fired up with a roar and now we're frantically typing and wading through the mountain of emails which landed in our absence.
BUT, we've been told another eight inches is expected over night...