Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Ok, I need to whine, lol. Detroit Edison says the power for my area will be restored tomorrow, Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm. It first went out on Sunday at 5:30pm with an estimated restoration time of 9:30pm to 11:30pm Monday night. That came and went. Then today they gave an estimated restoration time of 10:30pm to 12:30am tonight. But now we are moved to Wednesday evening. Evidently we don't count in the grand scheme of who gets power first, despite the fact that there are lines down across the road and a police officer has been assigned to sit at the downed power lines 24 hours a day until they are repaired. What a monumental waste of tax dollars. At least the hot weather is supposed to break and we will have low 70's tomorrow. My internet also was down for about 24 hours but has since been restored. I think they are on generator back up like I am and when the gas runs out, it fails again. I have put 15 gallons of gas into my generator, at $4.12 a gallon. And looks like I will have to use another 7 or 8 gallons to get through to the next restore time. Sadly I have no air, my air conditioner which has previously run off the generator is blowing the circuit breaker when it tries to start. 96 degrees today with no air! Let me tell you, you don't feel like crafting in hot sticky weather. I did figure out how to circulate cold air from my crawl space into the house so it is pleasant as long as you aren't doing anything and leave the lights off, lol. For not going anywhere for the holiday weekend, it has turned into an expensive one. And with this last little storm that just pushed through, I have lost phone service and I live in an area that does not get a cellular signal. Ahh, country living in mid-Michigan!