Friday, May 16, 2014

Four Hour Power Outage and Mexican Visitors!

Our power went off at 6:00 AM. I know this because our cordless phone beeped a few times when it lost power. We never lose power here on the Island. Well, almost never and when we do it is only for a few minutes at the most. I called them at about 8:00 and a recording told me they were aware, etc, etc, and it should be restored by 9:00.

At 9:30 I called again and the rep was surprised, saying the power had been restored at 8:30. Well, it wasn't so she said she would call the repair crew out again. At just after 10:00 the lights came on.

When we lived up in Terrace we were used to power outages, many lasting for 24 hours or more. We never worried about it unless it was more than two days as they were usually in the winter so we could empty the freezer and take everything outside to keep frozen. Now we are spoiled. EVERYTHING depends on power. Computer, Internet, water heater..... COFFEE!

Damn, no coffee! I went out to the motorhome, fired up the generator and made a pot. I am willing to accept only so many hardships.

Mexican Visitors! 

I got an email from Chris and Juan this morning. They are getting close and predict they will be here next week. They are leaving the RV in Vancouver and will drive the SUV over on the ferry. We are looking forward to seeing them and returning some of the hospitality they have shown us in Mexico over the years.

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  1. Ah yes....I understand the need to do anything to make a cup of coffee. Good option with the RV for that though.

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  2. Yep, we're also looking forward to Chris and Juan's visit...have fun...we expect photos!

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  3. So, did you ever retrofit your smart meter back to an analog unit. I thought they were supposed to know who was out of service at any time with the new improved units?

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    1. No, we have the new "smart" meter. I was surprised it did not report back to the mothership.

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  4. Nice you had a backup plan for the coffee. Years ago when we were young and the power went out it was an adventure. Now, at our age, it's just a nuisance.

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    1. We are used to our modern conveniences.

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  5. We have an old coffee perk, for boondocking and emergencies just like that.
    Many years ago in my restaurant the power went out fro hours. Took my camp stove in and we had coffee, everyone was happy!
    Enjoy your visitors.

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  6. Glad to see you have an emergency plan for power outages. it's always important to take care of the most urgent priorities

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  7. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you guys are the most uneco friendly coffee drinkers on the planet! :D

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    1. If there was a game that day, the genset would have been powering up the TV in the house!

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  8. 4 hours with no power, ugh! Glad you were genius enough to make coffee in the Moho!

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    1. It is scary how many things you automatically go to do depend on power!

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  9. You guys have always been good to us. We are so close it's unbelievable. We got the reservation at the rv park with the storage rate. See you guys on Thursday! (at least so far :) )

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