Hey, Hydro One. Why Have My Clocks Stopped?

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    sisco farraro

    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?

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    #753941 Reply

    Chaz

    sisco,

    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

    skoal,
    Chaz

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    #753951 Reply

    sisco farraro

    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.

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    #753968 Reply

    Chaz

    That clock might not strike midnight unless it’s a wind-up or you own a generator.

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    #754064 Reply

    sisco farraro

    Good one. I’ve started taking my cell phone to bed with me. As for Hydro, we had better service in the 1960s when we paid about 90% less than we do today.

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    #754084 Reply

    The Voter

    Sisco,
    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.

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    #754122 Reply

    sisco farraro

    Voter. Yup, actually I do use the alarm function on my cell phone as you note above. Although Hydro One service has diminished I have taken advantage of this situation to hone my problem-solving skills. It’s always fun searching out the silver lining in each little cloud.

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    #754330 Reply

    Bruce

    Hey all you gotta keep on paying the bills or the Hydro One execs will go hungry.

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