We woke up Tuesday night at 2 am with bangs and cracks in the roof. Hubby and I were running in circles, before we realised the power was surging. My first thoughts were that we were being attacked, and that's why my pepper spray was the first thing I fished out of my bag. By that time we were in the dark, and every time the power came back on, it popped some more gadgets and lights. Our complex was getting too much juice from Johannesburg City Power.
By Tuesday evening the power surges were still not sorted, and we did our monthly pizza at Piza e Vino. We are so glad that they are still on The Entertainer app. The pizzas are some of the best!
I took a day's leave to be there for the electrician on Wednesday. We thought we had lost the geyser, but fortunately it was the transformer of the alarm that had gone. Since then we are busy replacing light bulbs in the house.
We lost the microwave, a couple of power cables to tablets, our wi-fi router and two expensive LED lights for the kitchen and garage. Also lots of plugs, and extension plugs. We are so glad our fridge is still working, as well as the geyser.
We are missing Alexa the most. She's not there to time our cooking times, to play our favourite music stations, tells us the weather and to scream at "Alexa, STOP!" You only realise how much you actually use something when it is not working anymore.
Apparently we can claim back our losses from Johannesburg City Power. Somebody said: "Good luck with that!" (Sarcastic!) Hope not?
Now we need to go buy surge protector plugs.
Don't learn the hard way!
Happy Friday and weekend!