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I read that weather conditions in the Seattle area have been atrocious and that the power is off for about 1.5 million people living in the area.  Apparently the number without power has decreased to about 950,000, but that’s still a large number of homes.  It reminds me of the Winter of 2003, when the power went out in our Seattle metro neighborhood no less than three times, once for about two days.  Life was miserable.  Life is bearable in Seattle during the winter when the power is on; without it, life is untenable.  While arguably better than living in areas that deal with large snowfalls, the cold, damp conditions that seep into Seattle-area homes during a blackout are miserable for people not accustomed to such wretched, sustained weather conditions.
 
Well, I’m thankful we’re here in Seoul now!  We could be in Seattle–we’ll be there in about two months.  Although the weather in Seoul is not known for being kind, it has been unseasonably mild here, for the most part almost enjoyable.  Yes, it is true, in spite of what my wife wrote earlier this month.  I’m glad we’re here in Korea enjoying the crisp, mild winter weather conditions.
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    December 18, 2006    

    Power went off at my place in Duvall about 7:30pm Thursday, and is still off (Sunday 9pm).  Puget Sound Engergy says they are down to under 300,000 customers without power (initially 750,000 Thursday night).  Customers and people are different, as a "customer" is basically a power meter.  But initially, in the entire region, combining all utility customers, it was over 1 million.  Latest estimate is that it will be a couple more days until they restore power to communities such as Duvall.  It was 46F in my house this afternoon.  I am writing this from my office at work as my building just got power this afternoon (it was running on generator power).
     
    -Wade H.

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