Yesterday we had a power outage. I can understand that the power can go out during a storm, or with the high winds that we sometimes get here. This morning, it was sunny and the wind was calm. I guess, some wire just decided to fall and have some fun.
Since I had to go out, it didn't effect me too much, especially now that I know how to open the garage door when there is no electricity. I learned that lesson the hard way, but that's a story for another day. My only concern was that if the power was still out in a few hours, I wouldn't be able to have my mid-morning coffee break.
I do have a gas stove and some matches; I can boil water and use my coffee press. The problem is that I use whole beans and grind them as I need them. With no power, I couldn't grind the beans. Since I had to do some grocery shopping today, I added ground coffee to the list. I keep my coffee beans frozen until I'm ready for them. I now have both beans and ground coffee on hand. I'm ready for any power failure.
When I got around to restarting my computer, there was sporadic internet service. I tried resetting my modem and d-link (whatever that is), but it didn't help. During one of the times of service, I received an email from my internet provider apologizing for the outage and giving the following instructions:
information on how to reset your Optimum Online modem click here .
For information on how to reboot your Optimum digital cable box click here.
Should you have additional questions visit our Answer Center at Optimum.net/support.
According to that, you have to have internet access to reset the modem or cable box. Since I didn't have internet I couldn't "click here" to get the information.
'Tis a puzzlement.