I got a robodial from PG&E letting me know that over the next couple of days they will be venting air from the gas pipes, and that if I smell gas I should call them. I’m sharing in case you didn’t get a call or don’t answer your phone for blocked numbers. We have some very large lines running through the neighborhood.
If you smell natural gas, see downed power lines, or suspect another emergency situation, leave the area immediately and then call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
* Seriously, though, if you come up with any fart jokes, I could use ’em: I”m flying right now to visit my grandfather in a hospice, which is a deceptively pleasant sounding word.