The 40+ degree heat continues… And last night we lost power for the first time in ages. Just us, a neighbour, and half the street. Probably someone somewhere decided to turn on one airconditioner too many. All the lights, everything went off at 9:45 – in the middle of Ruby Wax, very annoying. So after much fiddling with fuses and meters and making sure it wasn’t our fault (remember last time!) we rang up the electricity company and enjoyed their hold music for a few dozen minutes.

They got it fixed long after bedtime. Of course, I had turned everything off, and forgotten I had the mains switch turned off too, so when I got up in the morning, I thought for a few seconds it still hadn’t been fixed.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.