Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Last night we had some very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

Mrs DeeJay was due to be late home and I was responsible for preparing dinner. At 7:30 p.m., one exceptionally close crack of thunder along with immediate lightning succeeded in knocking out our power, just as I was about to serve. Damn that was lucky.

We proceeded to have a candlelit dinner while waiting for the power to be switched back on. By 9 p.m. it was still off and we decided that trying to read by candlelight was not really working for us and so we went to bed. We soon found something to do that didn’t even need the candles!

Before going to bed I had to disable the intruder alarm that was continually beeping at us to let us know that there was a power failure – Yes I know dumbo that’s why we have lit candles. Also the smoke detectors were complaining so I had to temporarily disarm them. We also tried to remember which lights we had switched on (they are not all rocker switches so it wasn’t obvious). At 1:30 a.m. the power was restored. How do I know it was 1:30 a.m.? BECAUSE the radio came on and 3 lights that we had not switched off as well as the alarm kindly informing us that it was OK again now. Bloody technology!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this story - you know when you've had a mini-cut in the night when you get up next morning and find the cooker, microwave and any other digital clock blinking 00:00 at you in a most menacing fashion - 'ignore us or else'.