The feeling has returned to our cold-numbed fingers and our teeth have stopped chattering, but the outrage still lingers over Southern California Edison’s reaction to damage caused by the windstorm that pounded us on Nov. 30.
As I write this, some homes in La Cañada Flintridge and in other area communities remain without power — a week after we were pummeled by Mother Nature in what weather experts tell us is a once-every-decade (or so) occurrence.
At our house off Angeles Crest, we were without lights and heat for almost 60 hours after the power was lost at about 9:20 p.m. a week ago Wednesday. As disturbing as that was for us and our neighbors, it didn’t hold a candle to the discomfort and inconvenience our counterparts south of Foothill experienced. If I were in the shoes of those Flintridge-area souls, I’d have gone around the bend by now.