The transformer and the many voices…

the stairway going to the basement
@ridingbet (43607)
Philippines
May 20, 2016 8:30am CST
Happy Friday evening, my dear friends, how are you all? Let me tell you how my day was… The three of us woke up at 6AM; I prepared breakfast, my sister fixed her things for her trip at 7:45PM, and my son let the dogs out for their morning ritual. Just as I was about to cook 3 sunny-side-up, I heard a very loud bang. Then all lights went off; there was an unexpected power interruption. I immediately called the electric cooperative and reported the matter. An hour passed no response yet, so my sister called up again using her low-tone voice. The responses were all the same--- they are coming to check on the transformer. I and my sister alternately called their office with different voices, high, low, manly, soft, loud, and all the voices that you might want to hear over the phone. If they know that only one person complains, they would put down the phone, which was why we did those things. Transformer was finally changed at 5:45PM; lights went on, and what we did was we recharged all our mobile phones. Then at 6PM, we all went to the bus terminal to see my sister off. I am tired and I am going to bed now, but please don’t worry because I will interact full time and actively tomorrow, and hopefully, our electricity will be alive tomorrow.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May 16
wow that's a long time without power.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
how are you, my friend? i am so sorry i was not able to check your discussions. yes, it was a long power outage, but we managed it
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
25 May 16
@ridingbet I'm doing really good thanks. How have you been feeling?
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
25 May 16
@fishtiger58 i feel weak now, my friend. my knees shake, and i have the feeling that i might fall down when i am walking. i need to just sit and put my feet up. maybe it is anxiety because i know the PTPA got lower again.
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@just4him (106480)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
I'm sorry your transformer went out. That was irresponsible of them not answering the phone for you and taking so long to get it fixed. I'm glad your sister got off all right.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
yes she is now in the capital city my friend. indeed, the transformer was the root of our power black out yesterday
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@just4him (106480)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 16
@ridingbet I'm glad everything is back to normal today and your sister made it safe.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@just4him she did. this noon she sent me a text message. i did not reply because it will give her anxiety if i tell her how we are now.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 May 16
Yes, you have to take a rest from a very tiring day brought from that power interruption.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
true but how can we rest yesterday when it was extremely too hot despite the winds? but anyway we were able to take on the heat.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 May 16
@ridingbet Yes, we really can't have a good rest during this hot days, very extreme heat we have now.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@ida123 cicadas are singing again this very hot Sunday.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
21 May 16
You mean yesterday whole day, you are also out from here, my friend? Now, you have power o good luck to that
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
yes and now, i stayed in front of the TV set and watched my favorite Saturday shows.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
21 May 16
@ridingbet I am going to sleep now, my Wi-Fi is unstable now.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@Yar_Joey happy Sunday to you. oh, i forgot that Sunday is your family day, right?
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@jaboUK (52687)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
How annoying for you to be without power. That was a good ruse using all those voices, but it didn't get the electricity people to you very quickly.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
yes it was, my friend. i had to cook rice in the stove, and we had to have lunch in a candle light. it was so hot inside. my son started the generator to have the fan on for lunch but because we charged our phones, the fan was no giving the wind we needed. yes, i and my sister took turns to call the cooperative, and i silently laughed at myself because i spoke with intonation of a native person in my place. i even talked gay.
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@jaboUK (52687)
• United Kingdom
21 May 16
@ridingbet Lol - you even talked gay! Do you think you have missed your calling? - You should have been an actress
@mom210 (6441)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 May 16
Goodness what a day, glad it is all behind you now.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
22 May 16
yes thank you. now, i can check this site while sitting in front of the TV and nod if i feel sleepy too.
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• Philippines
21 May 16
You need to rest, I could have actually been active last night but I was too freaking sleepy.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
i was in front of the TV hijo and i nodded several times, now i am back.
@Corbin5 (95913)
• United States
20 May 16
Good method you use to get that transformer fixed a bit more quickly!
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
they replied that the men went to a far place to get the truck to install a new transformer. it took the whole day to get the truck back here in the city
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@amnabas (9988)
• Karachi, Pakistan
20 May 16
I hope you get your power back soon.
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
it was back yesterday yet. thanks for dropping by.
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
20 May 16
that was a long interruption. the bang came from a transformer?
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@ridingbet (43607)
• Philippines
21 May 16
first the loud bang, then the black out. the bang was the sound of that busted transformer
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