As of today most homes and businesses were said to have their power re established. I know that most people I know who still didn’t have power, got it back sometime between last night and this morning but there are still over 17,000 people without light or power in their homes or businesses. Continue reading “A day without a smartphone”
Last night, at about 12:45, I woke up because there were people in my room turning on my air conditioner. I was still half asleep but I was still able to ask “volvió la luz?” (“is the power back?”), and obviously it had if they turned the air conditioner on. After they said yes, and got over the shock that I woke up, I quickly fell asleep again. Continue reading “#apagon2016- Day 3”
This is my second draft; the first one got lost because I wasn’t online when I wrote it. I thought that even if I wasn’t using Wifi it would save if I hit the save option but I guess the app can’t hear me without Wifi, so here I go again.
It’s day 2 of what we are calling #apagon2016; it’s so big it got a hashtag just a few hours after it started. As I said yesterday, this blackout hit the entire island and the two separate island municipalities. Everything was shut down after a fire. Some of the areas that were fixed are in the municipalities of Jayuya, Utuado, Arecibo, Mayaguez, Ciales, Corozal, Morovis, Hatillo, Florida, Culebra, Barceloneta, Camuy, Humacao, Santa Isabel, Coamo, Ponce and Juana Diaz.
At first we all thought it would be a few hours until we got power back, then the governor said some parts would be getting power back about four to six hours after the power outage. By 9 we still had nothing so I tried to sleep hoping sometime in the middle of the night we would get it all back. When I woke up in the morning I could still hear the generators on the other buildings.
I heard the power had come back to some towns but later I learned that it was just some parts of a few towns. The power was also coming and going in some places and some people don’t even have running water.
We have to go out to eat so my parents got breakfast from a Burger King nearby. I did not like this idea because I have not eaten from Burger King in over four years, It grosses me out just thinking about it and wasn’t planning on eating there again; but desperate times call for desperate measures. Later, I read for a little while, did my nails and then my brother came by with Robin and Lego. We found a Chili’s with power, which was full, but we had a very nice lunch.
Tonight we went to CVS after dinner just to kill some time before coming to a dark apartment to go to sleep. I just hope it all gets fixed soon, I don’t like it being so dark.
The power went out in all of Puerto Rico a few hours ago. At first I thought it was just a small power outage where I was, but nope, it was, or is in the whole island. The power company that provides electricity for all of the island had an outage, so no one has power in the island. Continue reading “Power outage”
I was at the hospital yesterday for my monthly appointment with the psychiatrist. I had not been there in what feels like and eternity, really it was like a month, but I have been having trouble remembering what floor of the hospital is the psychology office. Continue reading “Remember it’s floor 9”
So this is the life of a student? You spend most of the weekend doing homework? Continue reading “The student life”
I cannot say I have been doing everything I can to stay in shape because that is just not true, but I have been making some changes. Continue reading “Happy Friday”
Right now I work in public relations, I’m the assistant of a public relations specialist. As part of my job I have to find people to help spread the word about different products or events. Sometimes these people are journalists for newspapers or tv and sometimes they are bloggers. Continue reading “Bloggers changing the world”
Driving again is something that really worries me, I think I’m more scared now than when I was 16; then I was just excited. I wanted the freedom to go where I wanted when I wanted. Continue reading “Will I be able to drive with epilepsy?”
At the end of August my Fitbit Charge began to break, I had only had it for about seven months and the wrist band started peeling out, then the button on the right and the piece that held it fell out too. I hadn’t done anything except wear it everyday. I didn’t know if I had any warranty but it was less that a year old so I figured somebody would help me. Continue reading “My new Fitbit is here!”