Posted by sean on January 9, 2015 at 9:27 am in Fun At Home with No Comments


The street where I live was plunged into madness yesterday afternoon, when the electricity was turned off for all the houses, so essential maintenance could be carried out. I was told by an electrician that we would be without power for two hours, although it could be more, it could be less. Marvellous. So basically, they’re turning off our electricity and don’t know how long for.

I observed from the landing window, as they dug up the pavement. Fellow residents also watched from their windows. It was the biggest drama to happen in our street since a random, unknown dog was set loose from a neighbouring estate and fouled on our lawn.

The electricians made hard work of digging up the pavement, although that is understandable – it is made of solid concrete, after all. With the power off, Claire and I wondered how we would cope. What would we eat? How would we wash? Would we survive the night? I’m not being over-dramatic, but it was a very scary situation!

Power was restored about half an hour later, allowing Claire to have a shower and me to eat sausages for tea. There is still a gaping great hole in the street. Luckily it is surrounded by barriers, to prevent any little old ladies, or me, from falling into it.

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