Outage!

@ridingbet (31467)
Philippines
June 20, 2016 6:32am CST
I woke up early at 5:45 AM to watch the movies that I missed watching. Captain America (Civil war) was shown, and I watched that from beginning to end. 8 AM, while I was charging my phone, all lights went off. I immediately called the electric cooperative and alas! They informed me that our street (Bart - - Street) is included in the power interruption from 8 AM to 5 PM. I and my son were anxious because of nearly drained cell phone batteries. Worse, my sister miscalled me and texted me that there might be a problem because I did not answer back her calls. I had to text her that our cell phones are going dead. Hot! No rice cooker, so I cooked rice in the stove. Hot, so my son started the generator to have our phones' batteries recharged. Hot, that when the generator ran out of gasoline, my son stayed outside in the garden while I nodded inside the house in front of the TV set. Hot; the leaves do not even move- no winds! Power was back at 5:30 PM. Now, I am using my son's desktop to post this discussion, then we will have our dinner. Now, it is not so hot, but warm. Winds blowing now. I am so sorry but I will come back here tomorrow after I and my son will do some important matters. I can still be online on my phone, after dinner. Did you experience any outage there in your place?
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@brokenbee (7708)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Not power outage but water outage...haaaaay
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
ally? but you have buckets of water for bath, right? or better yet, go to Manila Bay and have a swim. hahaha!
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@brokenbee (7708)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@ridingbet yup, it's good there's a water pump within the area. we had to fetch water twice. And there was no notice before that happened. I still had to message them on FB. And the neighborhood also had no idea. It lasted for almost 24 hours.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@brokenbee in your home or there where you are now?
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@just4him (75650)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jun 16
I'm sorry you had an outage there. No power outage, but it's been too hot to be online much. The heat and humidity kept me away most of yesterday as the computer doesn't work well in humidity. I won't be here most of the day because I will be gone.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
but you are back now,am i right?
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@just4him (75650)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jun 16
@ridingbet Now I am. I had to leave shortly after I posted this for my trip to Milwaukee to get my lower partial denture. I now have those and yes, now I'm back and getting interaction done.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
22 Jun 16
@just4him great. so shall we be expecting a picture of you?
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@sofssu (14755)
21 Jun 16
Hmm I hate it when we have a power outage. Thankfully we have power back up which last us for a day or more. We really have no problems on that front these days.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
you are so lucky to not have these outages like power and water
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@sofssu (14755)
21 Jun 16
@ridingbet Blessed would be the word I would use. I've been through that for many years.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@sofssu why? isn't it you are living in the US? not here in other Philippines where power and water interruption come more often than the rains?
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@SIMPLYD (72384)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
So that's why you were here yesterday . Anyway , i hope whatever tasks you will be doing outside today , i hope it all went smoothly .
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
i was not here yesterday my lady.the power outage was yesterday.today we have elecricity but still no cable relay because it is th city's rotating brown out schedule today.my son and i went to the city to do something and now we are back
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@SIMPLYD (72384)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@ridingbet That's good . So how was what you transacted at the city ?
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@SIMPLYD some personal stuff, my lady
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@sol_cee (11284)
• Japan
21 Jun 16
It's nice that you don't get hotheaded. lol
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
no i don't have to be hot headed because it is already hot, i don't want to add more heat to the environment
@sol_cee (11284)
• Japan
21 Jun 16
@ridingbet take it off! take it off! lol
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@sol_cee hahaha! what must i take off? my head? oh, not that, i don't want to b a headless teacher (knocking on wood now)
@Corbin5 (64868)
• United States
20 Jun 16
We rarely have an outage here. We have been in this house 5 years, and no power outages. Glad your power is up and running now!
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
power interruptions here have many reasons and the one yesterday was also unexpected.
@Corbin5 (64868)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@ridingbet I knew I should not have mentioned no power outages here yet. Late at night, the power went out for about 1/2 hour due to the high heat here, I suppose.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@Corbin5 oh well, these outages are also fickle-minded. they come when least expected. it was nice though that your interruption was only 30 minutes, ours was 8-9 hours
@silvermist (13961)
• India
20 Jun 16
@ridingbet It is very frustrating not to have electricity the whole day.Day before yesterday there was no electricity from 3.30 PM to 8 PM.What a relief when it is back.Here it is raining.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
good you have rains.. i always wish for rains here
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@silvermist (13961)
• India
25 Jun 16
@ridingbet But now it is very cold here.So long as you do not have to go out,it is okay.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
25 Jun 16
@silvermist good to know. it is still so hot here
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• Philippines
21 Jun 16
We haven't had that kind of LOONG power outtages in a long time. This will be bad for my grandma if we experience that one of these days.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
don't expect for it to happen hijo. it is so bad for senior citizens experiencing that
@salonga (27753)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
That is a very hard situation, and I really hate it when there is power interruption. Thank God there has not been such inconvenience in our place for long time already.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
yes, and like @Letranknight25 , don't expect for it.
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@skysnap (17562)
21 Jun 16
we sometimes have power outage.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
are you from the USA or here in the Philippines?
@jaboUK (48867)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 16
That must be so frustrating for you. I can't remember the last time we had a power outage.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
you are lucky to not experience these power outage.
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@JustBhem (10642)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
I think last tow months ago. We experienced every day. It's rotational black out. And I hate it when it happens every day.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
indeed, no fans to cool us, no AC's to keep us fresh.
@marlina (55130)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
Sorry about your outage, not pleasant for sure.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
yes it is not so pleasant. Sweats pour out.now, i am back commenting on my phone.
@ida123 (6290)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
20 Jun 16
We don't have power outage this week so far and we have rain the whole day, no big consumption of electricity because today is too cold, we only use it for the television and the refrigerator, computers and rice cooker. I can relate you of not having electricity for long hours, it's a big sacrifice.
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@ridingbet (31467)
• Philippines
20 Jun 16
yes it is my friend, and i dread the more senior citizens here might succumb to heat stroke and hypertension or dehydration if power is not restored as scheduled.