Monday, September 09, 2013
I don't know what it is about our section of the power grid, but once again the power is out. I heard a bang at 4am, woke me up, and the power went down. Thank goodness we have a whole house generator!! Although it came on and no power was coming to the house. I had to get a flashlight and reset the circuit breaker on the unit out back. Whatever tripped the grid circuit tripped my generator as well. The people across the street have power, as usual. You'd think that after a couple of decades of power failures, Virginia Power would have figured out there was a problem. As it is, they told me years ago that the only solution was for me to sink the many $$$ into a generator.
My next door neighbor finally bought a generator, but the rest of them are upset. The neighbor behind me complains of the noise, says that it "disturbs the peace of a power outage". Really? They no longer speak to me. Oh well, I can still use my computer. And watch TV and make coffee.
Like a lot of other things, a generator is a very expensive white elephant....until you need it.