The headline in the Minneapolis Fish Wrap from this morning reported on the beginning of a bad week for a certain TDF seven time winner.
My day was a mixed bag. [Interesting expression. I'll have to look up its etymology.] I had a appointment with a medical lab to donate a bit of blood to feed their pack of backroom vampires, and perhaps get a cholesterol reading somewhere in the normal zone.
When I got home the infrared weather map of the USA looked like this.
Soon thereafter my electricity went out. Xcel Energy's electric grid took a hit and I was without power for about three hours. My garage door opener, radio, TV, microwave oven, and internet all require juice. I was left with my cell phone, a battery operated radio, and whatever local stuff I could do on my laptop without the grid. I edited old genealogy files for a while, talked a bit on the phone, and organized my photos on iPhoto (blessedly local).
The power came back at about 2 p.m and I had a message from the lab that my tests were done. I went to their web site and found my cholesterol reading after three months without cheese (or pizza - a better form of cheese) was 173. Normal zone attained.
I'm going to call Papa Murphy's and celebrate a bit. [Just kidding].