Not a good start to the day

@Bensen32 (6587)
United States
September 10, 2019 9:00am CST
What a start to the day, not good. I woke up this morning a little after 4 am about an hour before the alarm was to go off. I woke to what I thought was an explosion. Before I really knew what was going on I was on the floor, gun in hand. I then realized that it was storming out but it didn't seem like thunder that I heard. The power was out and I looked out the window and there it was the transformer behind our place was sparking. The transformer blew and that mush have been the noise that woke me up. I called the electric company and they said they would get someone out there and call the police. I let them know that I couldn't tell for sure but it didn't look like any lines were down. They said they would call the police just incase and she told me not to go near it to just leave it alone. Yea, okay lady like I was going to go over and catch the sparks as they fell. I got the power pack and got a light going in the bathroom to shower and get ready for work. Here I am moving the pack and the lamp around the place so I can get ready for work. A little inconvenient but beats bang into walls in the dark. Once I was ready I figured I would leave a little early figuring the traffic might be heavy due to the rain. It's a good thing I left early all the stop lights were out in town. There is a road that I take to get to the interstate that on a normal day takes about 5-10 minutes to get down however due to all the lights being out it took almost 30 minutes. Great I'm running late already and I'm not even close to work. The interstate was very bad with traffic, I seen 4 accidents on the way into work. None of them looked serious but still it slowed traffic to a crawl. I left early and still made it to work with 3 minutes to spare. Hopefully the day get better from here. Hope you all have a great day.
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@LadyDuck (241468)
• Switzerland
11 Sep
I am so sorry, but when there are accidents the driving time is unpredictable. I hope your Boss can understand.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
11 Sep
Yea, I had gotten to work with 3 minutes still before I had to be here so I was on time and besides everyone here is always late and I think in the 3 years I have worked here I have been late 2 times, both in snow storms.
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@LadyDuck (241468)
• Switzerland
11 Sep
@Bensen32 There was an accident here yesterday, they had to close a tunnel for a vehicle that caught fire, there were 2 hours waiting before it was opened again.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
11 Sep
@LadyDuck Oh man, that would suck so bad. Did the people get out ok?
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@JudyEv (171710)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Sep
Hopefully bosses are understanding when bad weather makes you late for work.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
11 Sep
Yea, they don't even know since they come in a few hours after I get here.
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@JudyEv (171710)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Sep
@Bensen32 That's good then.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
11 Sep
@JudyEv Yea, not to mention just about everyone in this company comes in late just about everyday.
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@Tampa_girl7 (34357)
• United States
11 Sep
I hope that your day got better.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
11 Sep
Yes, it go back to normal., thank you
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@Tampa_girl7 (34357)
• United States
11 Sep
@Bensen32 that's good to hear.
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@JESSY3236 (10092)
• United States
11 Sep
wow that sounds like a bad morning. Yesterday was ok for me until the afternoon. I think I have a cold. I didn't sleep good last night. I will be taking some cold medicine in a little while.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
12 Sep
Yea, it was a crazy start to the day. I hope you start feeling better soon.
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@moffittjc (60413)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Sep
Wow, that was a rough start to your day. I hope it got better as the day went on. Did it end up storming all day long, or did the sun eventually peak its head out?
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
11 Sep
It was mostly cloudy all day but no more storming and the sun did come out a few times for a short time.
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@Corbin5 (156287)
• United States
10 Sep
Dang! You really did have a lousy start to your morning!
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
10 Sep
yea, was a bit crazy but the day has become the normal boring day at work now.
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@andriaperry (90548)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Sep
That is not a bad day! 1- the noise woke you so you did not over sleep due to loss of power 2 - You have a phone to call and report it 3 - you did have a flash light so you were not running into the walls 4 - you still had water to bathe in 5 - The power thing did not blow up on your car and you could go to work. 6 - oh! you have a job. 7 - The slow traffic may have been a God send, if you had been any earlier, that could have been you in one of those accidents. 8 - you clocked in on time. I would say you are pretty lucky this morning.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
10 Sep
Well, ok maybe I should have titled this a great start to the day. I guess I seen my cup was half empty this morning instead of seeing it as half full. Thank you
@UncleJoe (15160)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 Sep
That's what happens when you shoot an electrical transformer in your sleep!
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
10 Sep
bahahaha dang you got me.
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• United States
10 Sep
Gosh that really sounds like a scary way to wake up. Hope the day gets better and everything is back to normal when you get home from work.
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@Bensen32 (6587)
• United States
10 Sep
Yea, it was not pleasant to wake up like that, it took a while to calm down a bit.
@nitsbubb (473)
• New Delhi, India
11 Sep
It happens sometimes when we get up from the wrong side of our bed! All the best for the rest of your day!
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@amadeo (101537)
• United States
10 Sep
something so far for here.No problem.Our town is fairly safe.
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