We lost power around a quarter to one today. No surprises there. I guess some days though it pays to have a sense of humour. When I phoned the NS Power Outages hot line, I was promptly told by a pre-recorded voice that they were aware of the power outage in my area. Great! The voice then proceeded to tell me that the estimated time of restoration was 11:30 PM on August 24th. August 24th! Did I hear that correctly? Yup, August 24th at 11:30— so something like 36 hours give or take a few– that was their best guess as to when the power would be restored.
Okay so I’m an old pro at this. Hey, even I could have made a better prediction than that. The truth is these past years we are almost certain to have an outage if there is any wind involved whatsoever. We’ve not had good service, people. Anyway, luckily it came back around 5:30 this evening, a far cry from the 36 hours originally predicted but believe me I’m NOT complaining in any way, shape or form. So, I did whip out my pen and paper and I made some notes for a new story I’m working at. I guess every cloud has its silver lining. Right?