Some good news today. I found a generator and was able to have some real lights on for a change. There's nothing like a lightbulb. I didn't keep it on for long, just enough to warm up the house and water a bit. There are reports that the cities are breaking down. At least that is what some of the soldiers at the gate said. Brian was not working, by the way. The military replaced the contracted guards with soldiers. They were no older than twenty. Nice boys, but didn't know a whole lot about what's happening, other than the military was going to the city to help there. Whatever that means. It's weird. Even the animals can sense something is going on. I was in the garage working on the generator when I heard the neighbor's dog outside the window. I'm assuming it was. I didn't actually see it. I just heard it sniffing for food. That reminds me. I better check on Miss Ellen and make sure she's doing okay.
Today was a long day. I tried going into work, but for the first time no one was there, not even Bill. The place was cleaned out. Empty. Not sure if Bill did it or if looters did. Still not sure what is happening, but apparently it's happening everywhere. I was able to find some food at the convenient store. The window was broken so I walked in. I still feel guilty about it, but sure if this is a permanent thing or not. Tom came over and said he saw a convoy of military vehicles leaving the base. Guards are now posted all along the fence. It's a complete lockdown. People keep saying an EMP must've gone off. I'm not so sure. I don't know why. I just feel something different is going on. I think tomorrow I may take my bike again and see what's happening on base. Hopefully, Brian is working. Maybe he knows something of substance. Already, there are silly rumors going around.
Something has happened! I'm sure of it now. I was watching the NY Mets play when suddenly the power went out. Not just on my street either. The whole neighborhood went out. There were no street lights, signal lights; even the lights on the military base went out. I went to my neighbors, but the didn't know what happened either. We tried the radio, but all we got was static. It just seems like in a blink of an eye, the whole world went dark. Not sure what to do anymore. It's been like this for 8 days now. That's why I've decided to keep this journal. At least until we can figure out what is happening. Some people are driving around trying to find news. NOT ME! I want to conserve my fuel. I may need it. I have a feeling our world has changed forever.