I was happily working away on my computer last night when...the lights went out, the computer went off, the fridge went off and...the TV stayed on. Work that one out. When I looked at the lights though, they were on, but very dim...what is known as a brown out. I looked out the window...the neighbours had lights, Ken had lights, Jane and Fred didn't have lights, or none that I could see.
I grabbed a torch and was making my way over to see what was going on when I heard Fred call out. We compared notes and their fridge was going, but the separate freezer wasn't. They had lights in the rumpus and laundry, but nowhere else. Ken had lights in the lounge room but nowhere else, and had no TV. I had nothing but the TV going! Totally weird.
So, Jane rang Energex who told us to switch everything off and not to touch sinks, taps or any other metal as, in a brown out, they can often be live. Lovely! This is at about 10.00 pm. We looked at one another in the torch light and Fred asked if we wanted a drink. Jane and I promptly asked how he was going to do that with no power...he was talking about wine. Oh, why not while we were waiting for the emergency crew to come out.
By 11.00 pm, I was sick of waiting and said I was going to bed. I woke this morning and the first thing I did was switch on a light...yep, power. Checked by switching the jug on for coffee...yep, that worked, too. Thank goodness...I cannot face the morning without coffee!
However, it's done strange things to my computer. My blog no longer has its background colour and various other components are just white with black print, too. It's strange but I can cope with it and everything else is okay with my computer, too.
So there you go...another one from the files of Never a Dull Moment. I wonder what and when the next one will be. I'm going to catch up on blog reading now. Talk soon.
As a Prelude .....
5 years ago