I’ve seen several notifications that the IRS website is supposedly indicating a planned power outage from approximately 4 p.m. East Coast time today, Saturday, November 9 through 7 a.m. East Coast time, Tuesday, November 12. Given the curious timing with the continent wide grid-down drill the government plans to run on November 13-14, I decided to check out things for myself. Is this fear-mongering, or does the IRS website really indicate a 3-day planned outage?
Well, it turns out the IRS site really does post that warning. You can click here to see one such page.
I don’t claim to know what this means, but it does seem related in some way to the November 13-14 drill that explicitly lists as one of its goals to find out what happens in the event of supply disruptions. Given that most grocery stores only keep 1-3 days of food on hand, that would be about the right timing for things to start getting tense or crazy, depending on your location. The grid-down drill is not just conspiracy theory. Even the New York Times posted about possible implications and disruptions related to the drill to “simulate a knock out blow.”
How widespread and how long will the power outages be if they occur? If you believe the IRS, which is a big if, but if you do, then that would seem to indicate just a few days of outage. Where, though? The grid-down drill is supposedly intended to involve the entire continent, including Canada and Mexico. But who knows, who knows, who knows? … I’m putting this out there in case people want to do some last minute shopping for food, water, candles, pet food, and cold weather supplies. You might also want to get some extra cash out of the ATM and fill your gas tank (if you drive) before 4 p.m. East Coast time today (Saturday).
If nothing happens, big deal, you’ll have some extra supplies and cash on hand. If the power does go out, you’ll be really glad you stocked up a bit. This is just a super wild month in the US — around the world, too, but especially in the US. Lots of bizarre and conflicting plans. It’s always wise to affirm, “I am always in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.”
Expect the unexpected, remembering that “unexpected” could mean “good.”
If you’re prone to freaking out when unexpected things happen, then you might also want to get some Bach Flower “Rescue Remedy,” or “Walnut” flower remedy. Rescue Remedy calms the nerves and emotions, while “Walnut” helps insulate you from others’ influence.
All I have left to say is, “My, my, my! That Mr. Toad and his Wild Ride! They just keep goin’ and goin’ and goin’, just like the Energizer Bunny … speaking of which, you might want to check that battery supply.”