we who live in northeastern LA, are still without full power. highland park, eagle rock, echo park, silverlake, glassel park, el sereno, and a few other neighborhoods. a major receiving station that serves the area is still not operating at full capacity. looks like it might be sunday night before everything is fully restored. it's nice to be without the television! but i do miss the heat. i figured out last night that i could use the wireless router and my laptop for internet. a brownout is way better than a blackout!
my neighbor directly across the street has a giant uprooted pine which crashed down all around her house. i'm thinking, perhaps mistakenly so, that the native oaks in my yard have a very deep root system that is keeping them anchored.
and i do like pulling out jars and having clusters of flickering firelight everywhere. i lit the candles again before dawn and waited for the sun. this morning i'm going to begin replanting the big epiphylums. off to the nursery when it opens to rustle up some new pots!