Power cuts are now to be
Seen here intermittently;
After parts of every tree
Were removed, the lines to free,
Lightning fried a vital part
Inside a substation heart,
Blasting the whole thing apart,
Not allowing a re-start;
Now the current comes and goes,
Starts and stops, and no-one knows,
How soon after current flows,
It will go back to a doze.
Some fault set in during the early evening after the day of no internet, and power vanished again for a while. It was restored, but the lightning tripped our earth leakage. Then a most spectacular thunderstorm raged in the wee hours of the morning – I really thought the gods were trying to boil tea in the sea with thunderbolts. That successfully put paid to electricity again for the rest of the night – it was a steaming hot one, and the lack of aircon was sorely felt.
I was just looking into hundreds of stacked emails this morning when the current went off for the whole area again. This time we learnt that they are trying to patch through and beg borrow or steal from other areas, and that reliability of supply is something that we should not expect for quite a while.
And now, the pooch pack has pointed out in a panic that another thunderstorm is brewing. Sea tea again?
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