Feeling Empowered?

November 19, 2010

I can’t help but give this post a tongue-in-cheek title since my lack of power owned my night yesterday.  Yes, the power goes off quite frequently here in Nevis, but it’s usually for a couple of hours and then is back on.  So, the power went off last night, fine…you wait 5 minutes, flip the trusty generator switch, restart your A/C and it’s gravy until the power browns back off, meaning that the main power is back on and it’s time to switch back over from the generator.

So I waited.

And waited.

And thus far, the brownout has yet to happen.  Been on generators all night long.  It presents a problem because the brownout off of the generator happens without warning and resets all the clocks, routers, etc.  I stayed up until 2:00 waiting for the regular power to come back on last night so I could take my shower in peace of mind that it wouldn’t go black with my hair full of suds.  I gave up this morning when my alarm went off at 6:00 and it ended up being fine.  But now I’m concerned–why has the power been out 12 hours?  Last time it was this long, it was at the beginning of the semester when the storm blew in.  I don’t think it rained last night.  I don’t want to leave my room with the generator switched on because then if the power comes on in the middle of the day, there’s no one to switch my room back on to main power from the generator and my stuff in the fridge will go bad.  At the same time, if flip off the generator switch when I leave this morning, then my room is powerless until the main power comes back on, but what if that doesn’t happen all day?  Crap.

BTW–I should add that I’m so excited about being almost caught up.  The plus of sitting up all night waiting on the power was that I got yesterday’s histo lecture and a couple of anatomy lectures done, so that I’m just a day behind in anatomy which I can knock out today during lunch and this afternoon.  I might actually have a good block weekend where I actually only have to worry about histo since the anatomy blocks have been moved to Thursday and Friday.  Excited!  Might have to take a trip to the Hermitage for breakfast….or not…still carless.

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