Tue Jan 7: PPL customers

Tue Jan 7: PPL is asking customer to help conserve power 5pm – 9pm:

Thank you for joining utility customers in 13 states and Washington, D.C., in conserving electricity today to enable the regional power grid operator to deal with extremely high demand.

You can continue to help during this ongoing arctic blast by:

  • Setting thermostats lower, if health permits.
  • Turning off lights in unused rooms.
  • Waiting until 9 p.m. to use major appliances like the kitchen stove, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer.

Turn off and unplug unused electronics.

Every step you can take helps the electric supply in this region be better able to meet demand.

2012, another picnic

This year I actually had time to sit down and talk to *everyone*. Did my best to make sure everyone found someone to talk to/hang out with. So my goal is for *Tracy* to be able to do the same next year.

Our annual picnic went great. (Has it really been five years already?) It was awesome to see so many people that we don’t often get to see! I’m not going to name names, but a lot of people showed up for their first time, and the day just flew by. Great guests, great food (if I do say so myself), kids tearing up the yard, and for a change, the weather even cooperated.