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Yesterday's dilemma...

Monday, July 08, 2013

So yesterday started like a normal day. Menu done, ST done, a few chores done. While taking a shower I noticed a light flicker and thought the bulb was going.....than I noticed all three lights were flickering...oh oh ...could be a power outage. Jumped out to turn off the lights and quickly finished my shower. While drying off I heard the TV so I figured the power was back on. Boy was I wrong. We, along with most of our neighbors had a partial power outage....some lights on some not. I checked the fridge and it was out. Now we all know DO NOT OPEN fridge/freezer when power out. Never know how long it will be out and don't want food to spoil. Did I mention it was 85 and humid and the A/C went out too!
Called the electric company and the trouble shooter came out within an hour.....transformer needed to be replaced. He had to disconnect all the power and call in a crew to replace it. It was Sunday so that meant literally calling in a crew from their homes. After 5 hours of no power it was successfully back on :)
Luckily I keep a bowl of fruit on the counter so lunch/dinner was various fruits along with peanut butter, tuna and lots of water.
So even though our power was out we were able to eat healthy, stay on track and not succumb to a run for fast food.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Monday and let's continue making healthy choices today. ((HUGS))
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  • v SHARON10002
    Your electric company was pretty efficient if they were able to get it all up and running in just 5 hours - not withstanding those 5 hours are 4 hours and 55 minutes too long to be without air conditioning in this heat! emoticon
    emoticon on the healthy eating!
    1071 days ago
  • v NICKYCRANE
    We have frequent power cuts in Albania, fewer now, thank God! Maybe one every 2 weeks or so, but normally not longer than 2 or 3 hours. Used to be scheduled 2 or 3 times a day, plus unscheduled ones for defects!
    But for you they are not a regular fact of life, so well done coping and not letting it throw you!
    1075 days ago
  • v CIROHIO
    oh I hate when that happens emoticon Barb you are so emoticon even when you had an unexpected problem hit you...you found a way to stay on track emoticon emoticon
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    1081 days ago

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  • v JACKSGRAN
    What a day! Glad it was sorted. Good idea to eat fruit in the meantime.


    1081 days ago
  • v GABIBEAR
    Hi Barb,

    So glad that you got your power back after a few hours - especially since it happened on a Sunday! Great for you that you were able to ride out the outage in a healthy way without any food spoilage. I bet it was hard to be without the air conditioner, but sounds like you did excellent!

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    1081 days ago
  • v MILLISMA
    Glad you got your power back. With all this heat, I'm surprised we've only had some flickers and no real loss. Since I have a well, I always try to stay prepared with a number of things. You did a great job and hope today is better.

    hugs...Mary Anne
    1082 days ago
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  • v RORYLYONS
    Gosh I hate when that happens...You kept a cool head and everything was up & running...Fabulous on the fruit and water on the side. Out here we cross our fingers it's been over 100 so far so good.
    1082 days ago
  • v KATHYJO56
    Barb, We had something similar happen last year and I have to say that I was not as well prepared as you were. emoticon
    1082 days ago
  • v ESYLVANTUTOR207
    Uggh! Power outages are the pits! I have had my share in New York accompanied by throwing out a lot of spoiled food. Sounds like you were lucky and didn't lose anything. That's great! Love your dinner idea...Thank God for fruit, tuna and peanut butter...good thinking, Barb. I am with you on continuing to make healthy choices...moving forward, not looking back, because I want to be healthier and happier. Thanks for always being there for me, my friend. You are one special lady. ((HUGS))
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    1082 days ago
  • v JUSTA123
    You go girl! you are going to beat that cycle maintenance is going to be a breeze! emoticon
    1082 days ago
  • v HOLLYM48
    I hate power outages. My husband freaks out about them much more than me so I told him we should really get a back up generator, a small one, to run the fridge at least so he won't worry as much!
    Glad you had your fruit and a few other things to tide you over. I think the worst part would be no air conditioning in this humidity. After being outside running and walking, there is nothing like coming into the house with central air!
    Hope your day is back to normal today and at least you have a new transformer that shouldn't have issues for the rest of the summer!
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    1083 days ago
  • v DLG0505
    My air conditioner is 27 years old and is still running like a champ. My worse fear is it will go out on a weekend on a 90 degree day! And why is it we still like to open the refrigerator when we know we're not supposed to? Curiosity killed the cat!

    You did a great job of going to Plan B. It's always a good idea to have a backup plan. Thanks for reminding us to have a backup plan!

    Have a great week!
    1083 days ago
  • v OLDERDANDRT
    emoticon whew!! That can be scary!! Glad your power co. was able to get y'all back on an even keel!!! Good for healthy eating at home on the fly!! (((HUGS)))
    1083 days ago
  • v MURRAYGOLD
    You took charge of a situation that could have resulted in some "bad" choices...you stayed focused. Good for you!
    1083 days ago
  • v MSLZZY
    Thankfully the repair crew came so quickly and you didn't lose anything. And it wasn't something that you could control. I don't like it when I find out the repairs are for me to pay. Hope you have a better and cooler day without any drama.
    1083 days ago
  • v IAMAGEMLOVER
    emoticon Barb. I would have freaked out. I always say it is a good thing I am lazy and don't like going out in the heat. Yesterday I wanted a sundae so bad but I didn't want to go out in the heat. The only thing that saved me.
    1083 days ago
  • v KATHRYNLP
    It's a Summer occurrence here too. Glad you had some fruit to nibble on. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1083 days ago
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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    what a great thing that you were able to still eat healthy despite the power outage. PHEW. glad they were able to restore it. Always on a long weekend, right!?!

    It definitely was hot and humid yesterday.

    HUGS and smiles.
    1083 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    We have experienced the same thing way too often. You did great!
    1083 days ago
  • v NHES220
    Glad they were able to get a crew out on a Sunday and get your power back on! Good for you for sticking to healthy eating!
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  • v FLGIRL1234
    Being in Florida, it happens by us anytime we have a bad storm or hurricane winds. Good job on staying on track through it all. :)
    1083 days ago
  • v SUNSHINE192DAY
    emoticon Good job on handling the situation!
    1083 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Hooray for sticking to healthy eating even when the power goes out!! Good for you! I hope your Monday is great. I'll work on those healthy choices too.
    1083 days ago
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