electricity has been restored

@SIMPLYD (74892)
Philippines
July 28, 2011 8:58pm CST
Last night I was really pissed because it’s still brown-out in our street. Yet, in our neighboring streets it was already with electricity. But I don’t want the brown-out to rule over me. I was able to type discussions for Mylot, with the candle at my bedside table as my light. Just as I am about to finish at 9:30 pm , light suddenly popped out . I was so happy, I finished what I was typing , went out of the bedroom and turned on the refrigerator and checked the lights outside. My in-laws were already sleeping. Husband arrived ,just as I went to the kitchen to check. Boy, I was so ecstatic of the restoration of the electricity! That means we don’t have to get water from the deep well pump. And most of all, we were able to see our favorite TV programs, that I missed for 2 nights. We slept late because of that , but was so happy.
3 responses
@toniganzon (39964)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
Brown out! I was getting a tattoo when there was a blackout and it was almost done 80%. I was at Robinson's mall and they were expected to have UPS or what we commonly call generators for backup power right? But here's the thing, it was working only on the first two floors and the third floor was out of electric power and i had to wait for an hour before the lights came back! Can you imagine the agony i had to go through with an unfinished tattoo on my back? Good thing i have high tolerance for pain, i didn't feel any at all anyway. But the thing that i was pissed was the waiting. I was so impatient because it's my very first tattoo and i so wanted to see the result already. Well it's done now by the way and darn those brownouts!
@SIMPLYD (74892)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
Tattoo, the real one, which is done by a needle? Oh that's painful. I must congratulate you for having a high tolerance for pain. Good thing that the electricity resumed after an hour. What if not? Didn't typhoon Juaning passed by your place ? This sudden brown-outs really annoys everyone, specially when you are in the middle of doing something electrical. It will really be a hassle.
@toniganzon (39964)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
Yes a real tattoo. And it would be impossible for lights in robinson's not to come back because they have a generator. In fact it was only a generator that time giving electrical power. We don't have typhoon signal but there was an occasional rain and strong wind. Other than that we're fine.
• United States
10 Aug 11
Sorry it's taken me such a long time to respond to the discussions, it's just it's been one hell of a week. I am glad to hear however that electricity was finally restored. I personally hate when there are power outages in our neighborhood. They say we shouldn't have them often since the power cables were installed underground, but once in a while it occurs and it fraustrates me so much. In Florida the temperature are pretty hot and being without A/C can be very difficult especially with small children. The last time we had a bad power outage we were out for almost 2 weeks, the worst part was that I was nine months pregnant, in plain summer and very irritable. That was the worst...
@SIMPLYD (74892)
• Philippines
11 Aug 11
That's right. Power outages could really make our daily chores a mess. Specially, when there are children and it's hot, electricity is a must, for those electric fans to fan them or air conditioner to temper the hot climate. Or else, they will be crying and scratching because of the heat.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
Our electricity connection here in my town had been on and off for how many days now. So that affects television and internet too. I don't know what is the reason. Brownout last for atleast 15minutes for two to three times a day. It is so irritating! They say that it consumes much electricity and appliances are damaged because of that too. I hope that our electricity will be okay.
@SIMPLYD (74892)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
Well, other than the 2 days / 3 nights brown-out caused by typhoon "juaning" , in our neighborhood, we always get that also specially at night! Yes, according to my brother-in-law that causes electricity consumption to shot up , once power is restored. And yes, they can damage our appliances. Lucky you because your place wasn't visited by typhoon "juaning".