Sunday, July 02, 2006

stormy weather

Woke up this morning at 7:30 to nothing. No AC no lights, no humming sounds from electronic gadgets that are constantly plugged in to the electricity. A power outage.

So I called the electric comapny who said via the electronic voice mail menu that the problem was limited to 94 residential customers and a crew was being dispatched to fix the trouble in the "main". It would be repaired by 9:45 they said and they would phone with "updates" on the repair.

The trouble in the "main" was a fuse that blew out in the power pole located in our back yard. The trucks arrived to fix it before the first phone call from the automated system telling me that trucks were on their way.

The electricity was turned back on at about 9:00 a.m. and about 15 minutes later the phone call came telling me it was repaired. (As if the running air conditioner wasn't a clue.) The voice message also said the "cause" of the outage was stormy weather.

Stormy weather? We had some rain overnight, but no winds and nothing approaching a real downpour. So if a passing rain cloud can cause our house to lose power I can only imagine what the rest of the hurricane season hold in store for my house.

Stormy weather, indeed!

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