Chandler gets stuck in an ATM vestibule with a model and there I was wondering why David Gandy didn’t make an appearance in my life while I experienced one in my road recently.
On Sunday, while working a shift from home and planning to spend the afternoon in front of the heater and relaxing when my shift was over, the power was suddenly cut in the neighrbourhood.
It happened at around 12:30 and my shift was only supposed to end at 15:00. I flat out panicked that news would break during this power outage and I would be offline. We called my family and asked if I could come and finish off my shift there. Thankfully, they’re wonderful and obliging.
My plan to have an indoorsy Sunday was changed. I was still indoors just not inside my own doors. Despite intending to leave early from my family we had such a good time that we ended up going home around 20:00. Surely, I thought, the power must be restored by now.
Up we drove into our road and noticed the streetlights out. Still believing it was only the street lights that were off and not the houses, I commented “wow you can tell it’s winter; everyone’s lights are already off and they’re asleep.” Such heavy denial.
We walk into the house and NO LIGHTS. NO POWER. Plus our house is already a fridge on a regular winter’s day. It borders on a freezer when there’s nothing plugged in.
I was glad the geyser still had hot water or I’d have died of hypothermia has I taken a cold shower. And I needed a hot shower to relax after a long day.
Guys, showering in the dark (actually by candlelight but the flame in the candle is so small you can’t see much) is something else. I was glad I didn’t slip and hit my head.
On Monday morning getting ready for work was another adventure. I had to find my clothes by candlelight and put makeup on by candlelight. At least I discovered just how flattering candlelight can. In candlelight I look like I don’t need makeup. I still applied some don’t worry. No wonder people make use of this lighting for romantic dinners. My new quest: Walk around with a lit candle at all times.
The information we’ve got so far about the cause is confusing. Apparently there was a live supply cable stolen at the substation near our house. Thieving bastards! I was also told the electricity department is replacing transformer and this takes 24 hours. There was also talk of temporary generators for the neighbourhood. I dunno. Here’s hoping we get our supply back soon.
I’m really tired and cold but also immensely grateful and overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity from friends and relatives offering meals/showers/beds while we are without power. While this electricity supply loss is temporary, I’m ever so thankful for the amazing people I call friends.