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Friday, April 11, 2014

Power Outage

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:

For 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.


1 comment:

angelfitz said...

DEAR MOM,
WHOEVER SET UP THE WEBSITE FOR OPTIMUM WAS PROBABLY THE SAME ONE WHO SET UP THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE SITE AS FOR THE ELECTRICITY PROBLEM, IT HAPPENS HERE IN LI AS WELL. I THINK THEY'RE DOING OVERTIME BECAUSE THE POWERS THAT BE ARE TALKING ABOUT A WAR CONSISTING OF OUR POWER GRIDS RATHER THAN "THE BOMB". WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE.
ANGELFITZ