As a short follow-up to my last post, the power company made the following statements and/or assertions in the last couple of days (this is according to the local newspaper):
- (Friday): After its apologizes for the inconveniences, it said the same inconveniences were "expected to continue into next week."
- (Saturday): It was reported that the problems were fixed, regular service had been restored and that no one should experience any further inconveniences.
- (Monday - we don't get a Sunday paper): A notice is published to advise its customers their "fuel surcharge for the month of May" would be considerably higher. WTF? Three days of questionable power supply equates to an entire month? And since it isn't burning fuel to supply power, again, WTF?
- (Monday, again): It admitted that it wasn't so quite up-and-running as previously claimed, but it was going to rotate the inconveniences to randomly inconvenience those who weren't already inconvenienced.
Because of Hurricane Frances, we bought a generator - I just hope we have enough fuel on hand.