Saturday, January 31, 2009

We interrupt this transmission......

Six hours with no power lastnight.
There were no faults in my area..... just something the Victorian government calls 'Load Shedding'. It doesn't matter whether you have previously registered with your power company as having vital medical equipment.... you still get switched off. What year is it again?


20 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

Wow! Bet you would have heard about our dramas here in NZ last year when someone did actually die after their power was switched off!

Amy (badskirt) said...

In LA, they call them "rolling blackouts". Regardless what they call them, it's terrible. =/

cindy said...

Sheesh, hope you were ok. Enjoy your week-end away and forget about such stupid things.

Sarah said...

Oh gosh Cam, I never even thought of that. Oh how scary....

Kat said...

Oh god that is horrible. I hope your okay!

clare said...

Ridulous ! Take care .
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Betty Jo said...

Our family spent most of yesterday afternoon at the local shopping centre as we had no power for 4hrs. It's really cool in Coles!
I feel for you, as it was worrying for those who could be adversely affected.The minute it came back on I heard all the neighbours air conditioners crank up again! mmmmm

Taccolina said...

Argh, that's insane.

We lost it, too, for 5 or 6 hours. But we're not reliant on it, like some.

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Hope you are ok Cam.

Michelle said...

if the government was so worried about power everyone would have a free solar panel on their house...
it's much cheaper just to switch us off...

Sarah said...

I just heard about this on the radio as I was reading your post! Wow... that's pretty terrible. Is it because too many people were using air-con? Something like that happened in Perth a few years ago.

Linda said...

I was watching the tennis last night (best game ever!!for some reason I enjoy the Aust Open each year but hate watching any other sport except The Tour De France) anyway getting sidetracked, and they were talking about a lot of Melb being out! incredible!! I know a lot of Tassie was out the day before, they say the Bass Link cable going along the bottom of Bass Strait is set to shut down in Vic at over 45c and over 35c in George Town in Tassie which is the other end of the cable!!But why?????Hoping you are alright and have a WONDERFUL day with Tinniegirl!!!

Jenny said...

That so sucks!Hope it doesn't happen again-good luck keeping cool-that pool looks so inviting!

JustJess said...

Wow, that's scary. Hope you are coping in the heat. x

Ulla said...

I wish I could send you some cool air from Finland: we have -14 C today, which is not bad at all but we could do with a little of your + degrees in exchange. Like -2 for us and +32 for you.
I hope you didn't have to much trouble due to the power outcut, and that you are having a wonderful weekend at Sewjourn.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

They also cut off a hospital, so honestly what hope do you have at home? Appalling.

A said...

That's disgusting! Glad you're OK.

Jodie said...

That totally sucks....

Allyoo said...

That's disgraceful !

I have friends who have littlies on feeding pumps etc ... Yes they have a battery back up but still imagine that ... Sheesh !

Let's hope the coming weeks see the weather settling !

Sewjourn ... SO jealous !

JuliaB said...

goodness! what do the medical equipment people do?? people could die! do they get warning?? x