Toronto Mike

10 Years Ago Today (Blackout Toronto)


Ten Years ago today, we endured the worst black out in North American history.  This is what I wrote when the lights came back on.

24 hours and 12 minutes.  That's how long the power was off at my humble abode.
Of course, the worst black out in North American history had to strike just when our food supply was at its lowest.  Already due for a trip to the grocery store, it was quite the challenge putting together enough sustenance to satisfy a growing 18 month old and his two hungry parents.  Barbecued fish sticks anyone? The bright side is we had very little to throw away when the power finally returned at 4:23 this afternoon.
I did learn a valuable lessen throughout this ordeal.  I learned that we're entirely too dependent on electricity for our day to day lives.  Heck, my phone wouldn't even work because it's a cordless.  No air conditioning, no stove, no microwave, no street lights, no gas station, no lights, no refrigerator, no tv and no computer.  How did we survive over 24 hours?  Gotta jet...The Simpsons is starting.

What do you remember from the Northeast Blackout of 2003?

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