I think we have a bit of a . . what’s the word . . I don’t want to sound unappreciative but, our electricity seems to go out often. Most of the time, it’s for 10 minutes or less. We’ve been going back and forth for over two months now and I don’t think there’s been a single time we’ve come back that the washer, dryer, stove and microwave aren’t blinking “PF” for power failure. Our power never goes out in Texas and we are so much more rural there.
We’ve had a few issues with the power company here trying to get the contract for the solar buy back signed, and trying to get it set up on auto pay, which still hasn’t happened and Vince has sent in the paperwork twice. It’s a small company and the lights are on most of the time so . . I’m not going to complain.
Over the weekend Addie was here and we were eating. I had my back to the kitchen where the lights were on and I thought they blinked but it was just for a instant. Addie said “Did you see that?” I said “Yes, I thought I did!” Then she said “They’re off for good now.” It wasn’t dark yet and the power was back on in about 10 minutes but that was long enough for me to call Vince and explain to him why I need that gas stove NOW.
Yesterday it was raining off and on and it did blink again so last night when it started raining kinda hard, I grabbed my phone so I could use it for a flashlight if the power went out. It didn’t but I told myself I’m adding a flashlight to my next Walmart order. I mentioned to Vince that I was going to get an inexpensive flashlight because the power goes off so often. He said “I packed about a dozen flashlights in a box!”
Great! Which box might those flashlights be in? Since there are just a FEW boxes, finding a box of flashlights shouldn’t be a problem at all. I think I’ll just spend the $15 and have one more flashlight on hand.