We are in the middle of a scheduled power outage thanks to our lines company. The last “planned” outage for maintenance we were supposed to have never happened, so I was a bit blase when the letter arrived announcing today’s outage. Someone new must be in charge because at 1:00pm exactly our power went off.
Thankfully things haven’t changed too much this afternoon. We still have the range going to cook lunch, make cups of tea and keep us warm.
My laptop has been going for an hour and a half so far on battery and still seems to have plenty of juice left.
Our little UPS is doing admirably and with only the small load of our router and wireless internet dish it is still going strong 90 minutes into the outage.
So all in all – a good test and a nice reminder that life without electricity (for a short while anyway) is quite bearable.