the article on KCRA.com some guy stole the crane and while trying to evade police, took down some power poles, around 1 AM.
Cameron and I both woke up to the electricity going out - the fan in our room had stopped and the router in his office was beeping. As I looked out the window, I could see that all of Anatolia and the neighborhood south of it was without electricity as well. Cameron got his phone, reported that it was about 1:30 AM and set an alarm for me at 6, the time I normally get up. I also remember waking up when it was still dark as the electricity came back on. And then I woke up and it was starting to get light outside.
At this point I knew either Cameron's alarm didn't go off or it had been set wrong. A quick look on my cell phone, after retrieving it from downstairs showed it was 6:24 AM. Oh well. I got ready at more normal pace and accepted that I'd be late to work. Cameron would discover he set the alarm for 6 PM - not AM. He helped by getting London up and ready and then ended up taking her into daycare for me so I could save another 10 minutes or so. I ended up getting to work 5 minutes past more usual time, and at which time I saw the article that told me why our power had gone out.
Had this happened a few nights before when we had rain and wind storms, we wouldn't have thought anything of this. But it was a clear and calm night last night, so we did find it strange and wondered why the power was out. To be honest, I enjoyed my extra 24 minutes and wasn't too thrown off by the delay. I noticed a neighbor of ours who often leaves just before I do that he was running late as well.
No biggee, just kind of funny to me and thought I'd share.