It was around 12:30pm yesterday when the winds picked up and the driving rain began. A horrible storm was over the Hollow, knocking out our power.
Little did I know that the fuse on the pole in the yard had blown. Typically, I would have heard a very, very loud bang. However, the thunder was so intense that I never heard it.
First things first. Call AEP and report the outage, using the only phone that works.
Then light the oil lanterns for a little light. That's one thing I must admit I won't miss when I move. This house is very dark. I am so looking forward to "light"...:)
Several years ago, we paid $2,500.00 to have this transfer switch put it by an electrician. It was to be used to run the generator which is large enough to run the entire house.
I wonder why it's never used except, of course, to start it up and let it run for a few minutes each month.
Oh, the storm. I was too busy pulling debris out of the creeks to take any "before" pictures. But, this was some of the residue left behind. I'll work on cleaning that up today. I wonder what those little squiggly things I'm seeing occasionally are?