Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
Kate
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Murphy's Law as applied to power outages

After the second time when we had to go to a hotel because the power was out in our house for multiple days because of an ice storm, we got a gas generator installed that would kick in automatically if the electricity ran out. It wouldn't run everything, but it would give us heat and hot water and some lights and the fridge and microwave, thereby making the house livable.

Tonight the power flickered out for, literally, a few seconds. And yet some of the outlets have refused to come back, despite extended experiments with the breakers. These include, of course, those for the fridge and microwave.

I never thought I'd see the day when a full power outage would be an improvement.

ETA: and in fact it was the fault of the new generator, which it turns out is in the various circuits even when the transfer switch hasn't kicked in, and so has breakers that also need to be flipped. Well, we'll know in the future.

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