A Candlelight Evening with Lisp

Lots of rain (5+ inches) here in Houston today. We lost power here at the house around 1pm. It was still out when I got home at 5:15, so I sat and read The Little Schemer by candlelight.

As it turns out, when a transformer down the street blew, it took out a transformer in our next-door-neighbor’s back yard, and then blew a line fuse. So, we got to watch linemen from Centerpoint Energy spend two hours replacing the transformer on the pole, and then flipping the line fuse (really just a big circuit breaker) back on with a really long pole. When everything came back on I went over to the fence and told them all thank you for working hard in the rain.

2 thoughts on “A Candlelight Evening with Lisp

  1. How are you liking The Little Schemer? I’ve heard good things about it, and I was thinking about picking it up as brain food. I’d be interested in a review, if you feel like writing one.

    Thank goodness for books when the power goes out, anyway. 🙂

  2. I’m really liking it so far. I’ve already added The Seasoned Schemer to my list-of-books-to-buy-soon. I’m about halfway done, and will write up a quickie review when I finish. Definitely worth the $25.

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