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07 February 2010 @ 05:19 am
oh fantastic  
It's cold!

That's pajamas, two sweaters, a scarf and two blankets.

The power started flickering Friday night, and died halfway somewhere around 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning, leaving me with two functioning light switches. Then those died too, and Anne's Great Blackout began. Summary: there are only so many hours you can sleep in a day, even when you're a snooze-a-holic like I am.

Cue Sunday morning, and the power is back on. Halfway.

Stove? Nope. Heat? Nope. Microwave? Nope. Fridge? Nope.

Computer? Yessir you betcha!

Can't eat a damn thing other than cereal or chocolate (everything else requires cooking or heating), but hell, at least I've got the internet.

Apparently this "half on half off" business is a problem for the door buzzer, as it's been going off constantly since 1:00 a.m. or so. Right now I'm at the point where I'd rip it out of the wall if I 1.) even knew where it was and 2.) could see what I was doing.

My thermostat only goes down to fifty. We're droppin' off the end of the world, folks!
Current Mood: coldcold
fcotte davydde hammehacque, esq.czircon on February 7th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
If you have power to some stuff but not all of it, have you tried checking the circuit breaker? It sounds like one or more of the circuits may have tripped when the power came back on or something, in which case you should just be able to reset them.
ibowieh3ibowieh3 on February 7th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Their are Two Phases that go to every House and Three that go to Industrial business. If one of those Phases is out all high power devices like close dryers, AC/Heating and Ovens will not work. Some outlets will and some will not. The effect is like every other Circuit Breaker being off in the breaker panel because it is.
One Who Wanders: uncertainabiona on February 8th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Whoa. Who knew?

I've fiddled with the circuit breakers to little avail, it seems that one of these mysterious Phases is indeed to blame when considering what's on vs. off. Not too long ago I figured out that what I thought was the door buzzer was actually the furnace trying to switch on - but it could never manage to do so, possibly because o' this Phase thing again.

I can't tell ya how much I want a hot shower and something like spaghetti.
ibowieh3ibowieh3 on February 8th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear you are in such a cold spot. My power came back on yesterday here in Severn MD. And not to rub it in but.
Electricity check,
Roaring Fire in the fire place check,
Big pot of spaghetti check,
Hot shower check,
The basics are universal.
Dustin, Hrair-roo: helena_worriedyuushi on February 7th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Guess your landlord is nowhere in sight?
One Who Wanders: amusedabiona on February 8th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Actually most of the employees of the company live on site here, so they're pretty much in the same boat. Heh.
hypertechiehypertechie on February 7th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
you will just have to overclock
then use your computer fan to cook ramen
One Who Wanders: geekishabiona on February 8th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Re: you will just have to overclock
It is functioning as a less effective and less attractive fireplace.
hypertechiehypertechie on February 8th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Re: you will just have to overclock
Hope that new kitty is also keeping you warm. I often use my Lily cat instead of turning on the furnace.
Emily: stucketoileeyes on February 8th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed that the rest of your power is back on now. I hope you and your kitty are toasty warm by now. :)