Power Outage

On Monday and Tuesday I took a couple days off of work. I needed to use some floating holidays before our fiscal year ends next week.

My plan was to catch up on a few things around the house. Tuesday afternoon came and some of the tasks had not been done.

I was working on my computer when all of a sudden the power went off.

PG & E Power Outage, No Power, No work I check with PG&E and found that the power would be out for awhile. I decided that I needed to get started on some of my unfinished tasks.

In the paper today I found out that an electric line snapped and fell to the ground about a mile away.

Vaccumn Cleaner, No Power, Power OutageVacuuming the floors? No, I needed power for that.

Dish Washer, Power Outage, No WorkI needed to do the dishes, but couldn’t run the dishwasher. However, I did load the dishwasher.

Laundry, No power, washer and dryerI needed to do a couple loads of laundry, but again you need power to run the washer and dryer.

Electric Mower, Mowing the Yard, Lawn Care, Green Grass, Winter GrassI needed to mow the lawn, but I have an electric mower. Plus, it was a bit too hot to mow πŸ™‚ I finally mowed the lawn last night when it was nice and cool.

Garage Opener, Electric Garage Opener, No Power, shut inI thought about going and running some errands but couldn’t use the electric garage door opener to get my car out of the garage.

Emergency release, Garage Door Opener, No PowerWell, I could have used the emergency release and manually opened the garage door and then gone back in and closed it and come out the front door.

However, most of the places I needed to visit were without power.

So what to do?

Of course, find somewhere with good natural light and get some reading done.

Who wants to work on a day off anyway πŸ™‚

Thankfully the power was not out too long. It was out just a bit less than two hours. I could then open the fridge and get a nice cold drink, and sit in front of the fan and read some more πŸ™‚


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