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06 November 2014 @ 10:14 pm
Power to the people  
We were given an early mark from work tonight, due to a massive storm brewing above the city. This worked out well, as I had to drive my brother in law to hospital after work to pick up my sister, who had gone in for day surgery, and he had to drive her and her car home.

Wasn't so thrilled to get home and find that the roadwork in my street had advanced to the point of digging a trench two feet wide and about five feet deep right across my driveway. In order to get my car out I had to do a bit of cross-country work through my neighbour's front yard - I think I owe him a case of beer for that.

Storm held off all the while I was driving to the hospital, but hit with a vengeance when I was on my way home. Almost home, luckily, as it was really hard to see where I was going in the heavy rain, although the lightning did a good job of lighting my way.

Got home to find I have very little power, sort of a brown-out. PC will start up but won't actually boot, (am using the last little bit of juice in my laptop for this), radio is playing and tv would work but my surround sound system is dead. Lights come on after a fashion; a dull brown light that is less than useful.

My sister, three doors up, has full power, but her neighbour on the far side is in the same boat as me. When I rang the energy company to advise of my problem I got a recorded message saying they are aware of the issue in my street / suburb which is due to problems with high tension wires, so I feel a bit better knowing that it really is an issue and isn't just me.

Still, tomorrow hopefully will tell me whether my surround sound system is okay, whether my PC is really fried or just had insufficient power to boot, and whether my air con, which was making forlorn little chirpoing noises but is now ominously silent, is okay or not.

Keep your fingers crossed for me. Everything is insured, but the hassle! Don't need it.
 
 
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ali15son: pic#124200114ali15son on November 6th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
well my fingers are well and truly crossed for you .... if you are not online tomorrow now i know why x

Edited at 2014-11-06 12:40 pm (UTC)
miwahnimiwahni on November 8th, 2014 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you for your crossed fingers, they did the trick! Everything was fine yesterday morning when I woke up.
Merlin Pendragon: CH - Friendsmrlnpndrgn on November 6th, 2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
Hope everything survived ok!
miwahnimiwahni on November 8th, 2014 09:45 am (UTC)
It did, thankfully - everything was fine when I got up yesterday.
byslantedlight: DW Tardislightning (latenightbloom)byslantedlight on November 6th, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, storms - exciting. But fried household, less so, so I hope it all works out okay. Hope to see you around again tomorrow!
miwahnimiwahni on November 8th, 2014 09:46 am (UTC)
I love a good storm, but not when I'm driving in it. Luckily everything is working now!
a honeyed wine at night: slow loris meadmoonlightmead on November 6th, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh god! Heavy driving rain is bad, and winds are bad, but both of them at once, yuk! And your comment about the lightning made it all come alive for me. Delighted you made it.

Crossing my fingers that it is all just lack of power and that everything returns when the power does.
miwahnimiwahni on November 8th, 2014 09:46 am (UTC)
It was just lack of power, but not really sure why my sister, three doors up, had full power and I just had a trickle....
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] HUGS C'MEREdraycevixen on November 6th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)

I hope everything turns out all right. ♥
miwahnimiwahni on November 8th, 2014 09:47 am (UTC)
Luckily it did, thank you! All good now.
sunray45: B&D Purging NPPWsunray45 on November 7th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
I could see on BoM that the storms would probably hit up your way. Sounds like quite a doozy!

It became very dark around here about 4pm and the storm just rumbled and grumbled for hours, before we finally got a bit of rain. Hope your electricity problem has been sorted out.
miwahnimiwahni on November 8th, 2014 09:48 am (UTC)
It was a doozy! Sadly now everything is dry again, as though it never happened. We really need the rain.

Electricity all sorted, thank you! Big truck pulled up out front at 11.30pm, waking me, but I didn't care as long as they got things fixed. Woke up yesterday to find everything working as it should.