Things

Ok so back to work tomorrow. It’s a weekday so will probably be busy… would be nice if it weren’t – I do work for a funeral home – no one wants to hear that it is busy!!

Squared everything away incase of power loss… I am ready!!!

Tomorrow our temps drop to 96 I believe 🙏 (35c) but our wind speed is showing 20mph..

We have had the heat, little humidity, we still have fires, it is very dry… and here come the winds

Currently we are under red flag warnings (meaning high fire weather) and now we also have wind advisory

So good possibility … I checked the PG&E map and my area is NOT currently listed for shut off … next town over is…

But if winds are bad they will shut down

The schedule is shut offs starting tmrw Tuesday at 1pm 09/08/2020

And power will come back for the people who lose it, scheduled at 5pm Wednesday 09/09/2020 bleh at least is quick

And scheduled … now I have to start watching the weather and this map again. 🙄

The shutoffs would affect about 172,000 customers across 22 counties in the Sierra foothills, North Bay and East Bay areas, according to PG&E. 😮🤨

I hope I don’t come home from a busy day of work and have no power 🤨 bleh – in this heat?!

But ok … fire prevention 🤨 sorry I still make that face – it just because I am very annoyed with PG&E – I’m sorry they were just greedy – didn’t care about their customers … at all… very bad business

PG&E was ALSO the subject of this movie. Erin Brockovich Based on a true story…

www.youtube.com/watch

It’s based on a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) of California in 1993.

From Wikipedia:

There were extremely high rates of cancer because of alleged contamination of drinking water with hexavalent chromium (also written as “chromium VI”, “Cr-VI” or “Cr-6”) in the southern California town of Hinkley. At the center of the case was a facility, the Hinkley compressor station, built in 1952 as a part of a natural-gas pipeline connecting to the San Francisco Bay Area. Between 1952 and 1966, PG&E used hexavalent chromium in a cooling tower system to fight corrosion. The waste water was discharged to unlined ponds at the site, and some percolated into the groundwater, affecting an area near the plant approximately 2 by 1 mile (3.2 by 1.6 km). The Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) put the PG&E site under its regulations in 1968.

The case was settled in 1996 for US$333 million, the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in U.S. history. Masry & Vititoe, the law firm for which Brockovich was a legal clerk, received $133.6 million of that settlement, and Brockovich herself was given a bonus of $2 million.

So I am not the biggest fan of PG&E … at all … in the slightest

Anyway. Bad business

Last year was the first year of these power outages after the Paradise fire … named the “Camp Fire” … that was horrific… the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.

The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, and the most expensive natural disaster in the world in 2018 in terms of insured losses, as well as the single-most destructive wildfire recorded in modern times. (Wikipedia)

Following the fire, multiple fire victims sued PG&E and its parent company in San Francisco County Superior Court before a definite cause had been determined, accusing PG&E of failure to properly maintain its infrastructure and equipment. In mid-May 2019, California state investigators announced that PG&E was responsible for the fire.

And here we are 🤨 their infrastructure is still lacking… will take years to correct it.

So for years – this will happen 🤨 that is why I don’t like them – is hard not to complain about them. They make it difficult

My neighbor guy – with that big truck… works for PG&E …he is aware of my dislike … pretty much everyone dislikes them.

The sad part is their workers take a huge brunt of the anger from people…

Last year they were threatened and attacked – it was bad

That was last October and first week of November 2019

How they are still allowed to operate I don’t know? They are a monopoly power company – I don’t have another choice but to have them.

Unless I leave ? Maybe

Alright I have to go to bed… goodnight 😘✌️

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