Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is my electric and gas utility company. There was an electrical outage in our area on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, our whole house generator that we bought two years ago for just that purpose crapped out on us, leaving us without electricity and AC for four hours until the power was restored. I wrote about this here in response to Paula Light’s The Monday Peeve prompt.
Today, at 2:30 pm, the electricity went off again. And our generator has not yet been fixed. The good news was that by 4:00 on this very hot day, power was restored.
Can you guess what happened 45 minutes later? Yep, the power went out again. It’s now after 8 pm my time, more than three hours since today’s second outage, and there’s still no word on when we can expect power to come back on.
So three power outages in three days! When did Northern California turn into a third world country that can’t even provide reliable electricity to its residents?