So my usually uneventful Thursday evening was interrupted around 10:30 p.m. by some kind of weird brownout thing -- I heard a kind of loud "thunk" outside and then the voltage suddenly went all weird, lights went down to low orange, air con went funky, etc.
I looked outside, and everyone still had power, even the streetlights. Just my apartment building.
I thought I was totally screwed.
I called the power utility here, and they answered after two rings -- miraculous! -- and the guy took my address and the problem I was having, along with my phone number. I really didn't expect much. But he calls back a while later, telling me a crew was on the way and clarifying directions. A little while later, the crew showed up, I re-explained my problem, and one of them went up in the bucket. A few minutes later, after some adjustments to a doohickey and other stuff, my power was back on!
Full resolution in less than an hour and a half ... late at night.
I admit that I'm still stunned.
I didn't get the two guys' names, but tomorrow I'm going to write a letter to the GM and the manager of the dispatch station and thank them profusely and commend the guys who got me full, clean power back in such a quick time.
It was just in time to allow me to play World of Warcraft with My Favorite Person for about 30 minutes before she headed to work. :)
Oh ... here's my character, a human warrior.
Don't he look just like me, if I were a video character? And fit? And muscular? And could grow a mustache? LOL
He'll get more impressive as I level him up and get him some better gear.
OK ... time for bed!!