We didn't get hit too bad by last week's winter storm, but my electric co. left me without power for 5 nights They restored the power to my neighborhood less than 48 hours after the storm, except for my street. The automated reporting system kept insisting my power was on. I reported it being out after it sent a text saying it had been restored, and a few hours later it sent me a text saying it was restored again. Even their online outage map showed my street without power FFS. There was no way to get an actual human on their customer service number. I just had to keep reporting it out over and over on the automated system.
Finally a truck showed up Monday afternoon, stopped down the street by a utility pole. A guy climbed into the bucket lift, then it looked like he poked a transformer a stick and the electricity came on. I'm pretty damn pissed about it. I think when they restored the power to the neighborhood, they didn't verify that all the transformers were back on before leaving. I think they noticed the mistake Sunday afternoon and waited another day to come fix it. I was sitting outside that day because it was warmer outside than inside The insulation was doing a fine job of keeping the cold in. While sitting outside, two different trucks came by at different times in the day. They would stop at each utility pole and a guy would get out and look up at the transformer. The one that they eventually poked, when they got to it, the guy stayed there looking at it longer than the rest before leaving.
After 5 nights of having to stay bundled up in the bed to stay warm, I eventually couldn't sleep anymore, I didn't sleep at all Sunday night and only got up after 12 hours because I was hungry. Even now that the power is back on, I get tired, but I dread going to bed and put it off until I just can't stay awake any longer. I'm pretty much just writing this to avoid going to bed even though I've been up almost 24 hours.
"The only way anyone can live in peace is if they're prepared to forgive." - The Doctor