Freezing and Powerless

Our electricity company has had some transformer issues since 7:55 this morning, and 60° F in our house has not been cozy. Power is expected to be revived around 7:00 P.M.  The outage is affecting our entire area.

My husband rigged up one of our  generators, but  the furnace, refrigerator, and microwave had to take turns, and the stove, washer, dryer, and dishwasher have to wait. The outage occurred while the washer was in mid-cycle.

By early afternoon I was chilled rather close to the bone and donned a wool hat,  turtle fur, Polartec vest, sweater, and the thick Polartec snow pants I wore snowmobiling in the Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska in 1998 while visiting my daughter.

Our diligent power purveyor’s recording says the company aspires to resume normal service 6-8 hours from their 11:00 A.M. update, so our discommodity should be over by around 7:00 P.M., and we will be able to dry the laundry. The generator allowed the washer to complete its work, but its power is not sufficient to run the dryer.

What a blessing that we are still in thankful mode!




Filed under Home Life, Rural life, Weather

8 responses to “Freezing and Powerless

  1. You look like me in winter, minus the hat. But with a blanket, Polar fleece, socks and the heater. Being cold sucks. Cheers,H

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  2. 15andmeowing

    Generators are the best 🙂 I hope Effie is keeping warm.


  3. Brrrrr. I sympathize, and hope your power is back on soon!

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    • Thank you, Leah. Our power has been restored for about an hour and a half. We are warm and have lights and the dishwasher on, and even finished drying the sheets in the dryer! The linemen were wonderful. They appreciated my calls when the power came on and when it went off again. It helped them locate the problems and where they originated. They were kind enough to make personal calls to me instead of recorded generic calls. Good things so often come from not-so-good experiences.🌺

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  4. Happy to hear you are bundled up and still thankful. Hoping your power returns soon. I on the other hand, just got sunburned in Phoenix walking through the desert botanical garden in 90 degree weather. Extremes for both of us.

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    • Ha! A couple of minutes after I launched my post the power came back on! As we celebrated, it went out again. I called them up and the optimistic fellow told me they had several similar calls (well yeah!). I finally thought I could put the sheets in the dryer. Nope. 😟

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