December 16th, 2006
We are one of the very few homes in the Seattle area that have power, and it’s made us quite popular. I don’t think my shower has ever seen so much action. We live at the top of Capitol hill where there aren’t many trees to knock over our power lines. I’m really frustrated with the situation. I’m frustrated that well into the 21st century all of the power lines in Seattle are ABOVE ground. That the drainage system here is archaic. That one of the lamest systems of public transportation for a metropolitan area I have ever seen is here. That the city has almost shut down–schools are closed, shops are closed, people are cold. It’s backwards. It’s behind the times. Are we latched onto the past? Are we afraid of change? Too quiet to speak up? Too complacent to care? I love this city. I do not love what’s happening in this moment.