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June 21, 2018 at 2:53 PM #753892
The last two mornings I’ve awoken to a flashing clock face and have had to scramble out of bed to grab my cell phone so I can find out what the time is.
Happily I haven’t overslept, but it is disconcerting to realize these outages have taken place when the weather has been perfectly calm. Is this Premier Doug Ford’s solution to lowering hydro rates? Does Kathleen Wynne still have friends at Hydro One who are responsible for this little subterfuge?
Has Hydro One scheduled maintenance and forgotten to tell its clients? What’s up?June 21, 2018 at 10:26 PM #753941
The last time I received a courtesy notification from Hydro regarding a planned outage, that was coming due to maintenance work, was sooooo long ago that I think it is only my imagination remembering such courtesy .
You gotta buy a digital alarm clock with a 9v back-up battery.
And, yes – it is still Wynne’s fault. Ford hasn’t issued an executive order to fix hydro yet. lol
ChazJune 22, 2018 at 7:34 AM #753951
Chaz. Yup, Doug Ford can still officially blame all the woes Ontario is experiencing on Kathleen Wynne. However, after he has served his first 90 days (one fiscal quarter) as premier, the clock strikes midnight, Kathleen Wynne turns into a pumpkin, and all fingers begin pointing in Mr Ford’s direction.June 22, 2018 at 9:43 AM #753968June 23, 2018 at 1:34 PM #754064
sisco farraroJune 23, 2018 at 2:04 PM #754084
Check your cell phone – it probably has an alarm function on it that you could use as a back-up to your regular alarm clock. That way, you aren’t at the mercy of Hydro One’s decisions to grant you or withhold from you their services. If you set the cell alarm for 10 – 15 minutes after the clock alarm, you can turn it off if the other one works but you have your fail-safe.
There are wind-up flashlights available that include radios and, in some cases, will recharge your cell phone. That can carry you, keeping you in touch with the world, through a relatively long power outage. They’re a bit of a nuisance to keep winding up but it beats living in the dark with no information sources.June 24, 2018 at 7:37 AM #754122
sisco farraroJune 26, 2018 at 1:09 PM #754330