Electricity >> The Big Tease
For just over 14 hours. The we lost power again at 7:10 AM on Tuesday, and no updates on whether we've been shuffled to the bottom of the priority list or what. But at least we had one cool night of comfort!
That’s pretty damn frustrating, though.
On the bright side, at least we didn’t go grocery shopping to restock everything, and we did get to bath, shower, do some laundry and enjoy the electricity for a few hours. Granted, we were asleep for the majority of the time we had power, but at least we slept comfortably.
I can't help but wonder if we’re now back to the bottom of the storm-related queue of residents needing service, since I’m assuming our losing power this morning was completely unrelated to the storms last Wednesday and Friday. I haven’t called Ameren to find out, though…
Speaking of Ameren. When we came home and found the power back on, there was a message waiting on our answering machine, from Ameren. "Sorry we missed you. We just wanted to call to confirm that your power is back on. If it is not back on, please let us know."
Isn't that a bit like asking a blind person if he likes the color of your shirt? If you don't have power, how is your answering machine picking up and recording the message? The real punchline -- since we lost power again, we can't re-listen to the damn message to get the special number we're supposed to call. Auuuuugh!