Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Rolling Blackouts

Last night as Edz and I strolled down the Paseo around 8 PM everything around us suddenly went dark. Power outage. Apparently two people tried to make toast and it overloaded the CUC generators.

Before the blackout we were on our way to get something to eat at Hawaii Bar & Grill, but without power they can't cook. Some of the other Garapan restaurants have generators so we decided to go somewhere else.

We ended up at Kinpachi. I had grilled beef and Edz had fried chicken.

The power came back on before we finished eating, but it went out again a few minutes after walking through the front door. Frustration ensued.

As I left the office tonight I noticed that the streets were abnormally dark. The lights were out for the second night in a row.

My apartment has a generator, so I can blog about this annoyance in air conditioned comfort, but I sure feel for all those homes and businesses sweltering in the dark right now.


The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

The newspaper today claims the power outage on Monday was caused by a falling tree. No news yet on what caused the outage last night.

Deece said...

James and I took Katelyn to the Paseo after watching the SCS Christmas play last night. I had the two of them stand in front of the huge Christmas tree to take their picture when the power went out. It didn't go pitch black, but I was about to leap at them to grab my daughter. (I'll post pictures later.)

It seemed fairly dead to me, and when the power went out it looked so sad. None of the tree lights came back on while we were there. But we ran into my former boss, so that was nice.

Hawaii Bar & Grill said...

FYI - Hawaii Bar & Grill can cook when the power goes out because our facilities work on gas. We can set up candle light inside and we have outdoor seating both of which are quite romantic. All of our drinks (beers and soft) are kept cold, because we use ice chests instead of relying on CUC power...

Come check us out in power outage. You might just be surprised!