Thursday, February 11, 2010

I think I'm in love with my electrician

Half of the house lost power this afternoon. This wasn't flickering on and off like it's been, but outright dead. Weird. No breakers flipped. I called and rambled on to the poor assistant. That's what happens when I'm awakened rudely by someone yelling and knocking on my bedroom door. He said he'd call the boss and get back to me.

I handed mom my cell and jumped into the shower leaving the door cracked for some light. PTL for a gas water heater Told mom to shut the door if anyone came and warn my boy. About 2 minutes after I was out and dressed (hair not combed out yet), they showed up. Within 20 minutes or so, the power was completely working again.

It's the stupid, ancient city lines that are goofing up. We have 4 lines coming to the house and 1 is frayed. (No fire danger) When they bounce in the wind, power flickers. He's going to really get on the city's case about replacing their lines to our house. The city will hem and haw because they are putting them underground in the near future. Yeah, near future as in sometime in the next 10-20 years. BAH!

We've had the electrician out 3 times in the last 2 months. I am sick of losing power. What if next time it's the furnace that goes out in the middle of the night or on the weekend. No electricity means no blower which means no heat even though we have gas. No thank you bud!

Yep, I am in love with my electrician. He and his crew are WONDERFUL for coming out and dealing with things straight away. We even made to the big city early for a quick dinner before Wed. evening class.


angie said...

that is nice that they come out so quick.  The question is did the city pay for that our did you have to?  I think that they should.  that is my two cents worth. 

Minkydo said...

No charge.  It's all part of the work they did last spring when they changed the junction box and put breakers in the house.  If for some reason they do send a bill, I will be talking to the city about it.