Powerless

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According to a long recorded message left on our voice mail, our house is expected to lose power sometime after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and we could be powerless until 6:00 p.m. or so.

Why?  Maintenance somewhere in the area served by Appalachian Power Company.

APCo is not saying the power will go out or exactly how long we will be in the dark.  The message was too vague.  It suggested we could be dark and the power outage could be long or short or not at all.

Other areas saw such power outages elsewhere in the county, mostly in the Locust Grove area, last week.  Again, maintenance was the culprit.

We are told there is a maintenance project affecting the power line that comes into Floyd County from the Bent Mountain area and that it is a consolidation plan to join that line with power lines that come in from other areas.

The voice mail left a phone number to call for “additional information if needed.”  I tried calling the number but gave up after being left on hold for too long.

Such is life.  A recorded message calls our number and leaves a message on our voice mail, another recording.  Human contact is not allowed.

In this case, it doesn’t matter.  We have a full-house automatic Guardian generator that kicks in if power is interrupted and a full propane tank that will power our home for more than a week without attention.

So there.

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