Had a lovely Christmas…
Except for the power cuts.
Boxing day – quite day; visited MIL. Just sitting down to dinner and again - darkness – yes another blackout. This time the number was already in my phone – the man on the phone said I was the first to phone; and was I really sure it was a power cut and not my fuse box – deep breath; yes I was sure as we had one the day before. Again just over an hour without power.Went to bed early as have been suffering a cold and sore throat; didn’t sleep well so woke late at just after eight; that’s odd the digital clock isn’t working – yes you’ve got it another power cut. Phoned again – blah blah blah. This time they will send out a gang to see if they can identify the fault and fix it. This time is wasn’t as bad as it was light so we decided to go out and collect medicine for the cat – it could have waited but might as well do something useful whilst the power is off. SonnyHens birthday next week so pickup up a few presents in the sale – shhh. By the time we got home the power was back on. First thing was to make sure all the phones are fully charged.
We will now put together a power cut kit and leave it in the draw in the hallway so we don’t have to rush around finding touches, matches, candles, radio with battery.
Do any of you have a land line phone that doesn’t use electricity to work – remember the days before digital phones; we don’t and it’s a real pain.