Posts Tagged “power outage”

Water Fights and Freezie Frights

Today was awesome. It didn’t start out that way, though. The Biology exam was pretty brutal; it wasn’t terribly hard, but Mrs. Houtman decided to make us choose 15 of 20 short answer questions as well as several sets of 2 of 3 problem-solving questions. So basically, I spent about five or ten minutes just figuring out what questions I had to do. Honestly, I’d rather just be told what to do instead of having to sit there and figure out what I do or don’t know. Anyways, with that said, it still wasn’t all that horrible, and I think I did pretty well on it.

I got home to a dark, quiet house. The hydro people had given everyone in the area advanced notice that today the power was going to be off for about five hours. I got home and quickly realized just how boring life really is without the computer, TV, or music. I didn’t even have a microwave to make lunch with – I ended up eating a peanut butter and honey sandwich on half-frozen bread – since, of course, I couldn’t thaw it in any way. I went upstairs and resigned myself to a dismal five hours. Within about ten minutes or so, however, my day brightened quite a bit. Melissa phoned me up and told me to come over – I figured anything was better than sitting in a boring house for five hours, so I quickly agreed. I changed my pants to at…Continue Reading

Power Outages and Moose Attacks

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Welcome to another Friday morning! I’ll likely blog again after school today, but I just had to write this down. Last night I worked from 5-9, and at about 8:30, the power decided to go out. Uh-oh. Apparently there was a car accident somewhere near Powerline and Balmoral, and a hydro pole was knocked down, so a whole bunch of the North end didn’t have power – including the plaza that we were in.

Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad. There were no customers in the store at the time, and we were able to lock the doors before any came in. It was Kim, Kyle, and myself working, and we were a little unsure about what to do with the food. After all, the fridges weren’t working, and food might go bad during the night. So we called Paul (the boss) and asked him what to do. He just told us to wrap up all the bread and close down the store – easier said than done in the dark – and to try and keep the fridges closed as much as possible. Now, I must thank government regulations about emergency lighting, because it meant that most of the store was still lit up partially at least. We were able to start putting everything away without too much difficulty. It was only difficult when Kyle had to use the washroom and there was no light. We had to give him the flashlight.

The thing that I really found creepy was…Continue Reading