Gut Rumbles

January 24, 2005

that was fun

My power went off around 4:00 this morning. I knew when it happened because I have a VCR that always wakes me up going "beep-beep-beep" three times whenever its electrical aorta is severed. The damn thing sounds like an alarm clock and it still jolts me from a sound sleep.

No big deal, I thought. I was warm under the covers and the sky was dark outside. I rolled over and went back to sleep. I was confident that linesmen for Savannah Electric and Power would take care of the problem.

They did, too. AT 1:30 THIS AFTERNOON!!! Holy Bejus! I've experienced shorter power outages during tropical storms. And I've NEVER been without power this long with the outside temperature at 18 degrees this morning, on its way to a high of 40. That's freaking COLD for Southeast Georgia and I have electric heat.

By 10:00 this morning, the Crackerbox had become an icebox. The cold water pipe froze in my kitchen sink. I think it was warmer in my refrigerator than it was in my living room. I tried to play one of my guitars and my fingers were too numb to feel the strings. I wanted to take a shower, but I had no hot water. It was no fun at all.

I finally saw the SEPCO guy around 1:00 as he was using his extending insulated rod to flip stingers back on the poles in my neighborhood. I asked him what the hell happened and said ICE did it. (I don't understand how--- it was cold, but we had no rain and the humidity was low last night.) A main supply line broke in several places and they had to put it together one piece at a time and then reset all the tripped stingers.

"Just took us a while, that's all," he said.

Better late than never, I suppose. But I froze my ass off this morning.


re: the above post - WTF

re: your post - Did you put on any clothes?

Posted by: jimboy on January 24, 2005 02:16 PM

Well, Jimboy...unless Rob has lost it and is reduced to e-mailing himself, I would say the above was the Acidman's own little troll.

Rob, cut the son-of-a-bitch off at his knees...block his IP address. If you have it, or an e-mail address, valid or not, send it to me. Preferably the IP. I'll track the little bastard down just as a public service. He seems to be known for changing ISP's when needed, but let's cause him all the grief we can!!! *grinning evilly*

He's been banned from most blogs all over the country...time to deal with him.

Posted by: Wayne on January 24, 2005 02:32 PM

God, you've got a nutcase trailing you!

Had a big ice storm here a couple of years ago, what saved me was the floor furnace in the house I rented; no blower, so worked without power. And a gas water heater, so I could clean up.

Sucked trying to read by lanternlight, though.

Posted by: Mark on January 24, 2005 02:42 PM

Acid you dumbass,

Why didn't you get in your truck and drive around until the heater started working?

Sheesh, you Cracker assholes have just NO IDEA when it comes to a little cold...

Posted by: Kim du Toit on January 24, 2005 02:50 PM

Kim, I retired to the Waffle House and drank hot chocolate for two hours this morning. I met the SEPCO guy on the way back home.

Posted by: Acidman on January 24, 2005 03:01 PM

Kim Du Toit -- no shit! They freak out when it gets anywhere below 60 degrees. Think I need to send a couple feet of this snow their way and see how they do.
By the way, I used to visit your site every day until the IT folks here at work banned any sites that had to do with guns. Figures.

Posted by: Alaska Kim on January 24, 2005 03:26 PM

Think I need to send a couple feet of this snow their way and see how they do.

Don't waste it on Effingham County! Send it to Coweta!!!

Posted by: McGehee on January 24, 2005 09:00 PM
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