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Monday, August 4, 2008

Power Failure

While I was away, my community had a power failure. I'm told it lasted about five hours. Unfortunately, the outlet in my garage has some sort of safety feature. After power has been disrupted, this particular outlet has to be reset. I had forgotten about that and never told my cat sitter about the refrigerator in the garage.

Saturday afternoon I decided to take some butter out of the freezer in the garage. I was so surprised when I opened the door and the loaf of bread dough started to ooze out of the freezer. It had risen when the temperature in the freezer reached 70 degrees. I don't know when we had the power failure, so I had to throw all the food out. It was quite a mess and I don't envy our garbage collectors tomorrow when they open the garbage pail.

I was very disappointed at having to throw all that food out - ice cream, meat, pies, green beans and corn. I've never had a problem like that before. I'll have to figure out how to make that outlet a normal one. I'm so tired of all these safety features that cause more problems than they seem to be worth.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

Between 2a.m. and 5a.m. today, I was trying to get onto the Internet. It just would not work. I found myself thinking about just giving up on all the new technology, and going back to the simple things in life. Those were the things that you could count on, the things that kept power in your hands.
Sometimes I think like this, but then I just decide to stay with the status quo and be thankful for the things that do work!
Sorry about your freezer mess and losses. Would a power surge protection outlet be helpful in this kind of a situation?