Ignoring repeated warnings

I was all set to write yeah, nah, five days without power isn’t my favourite  when … the power came back on yesterday afternoon!

I’d just hit Woolies for the makings of spag bol and was steeling myself to light the gas cooktop with a match and cook the sauce while I waited for the youngest to finish skipping training.

The plan was to decamp to DD’s again to eat our dinner and shower.

DD trains with The Warrior on Wednesday nights, rain, hail or shine, so I thought I’d better rustle up something for both my kind host and the teenager.

I was teaming the bol with a bottle of nice red wine as a gift for the house.

While DD has been very gracious about his house becoming an evacuation centre, I was beginning to suspect he needed some alone time after sheltering refugees from both the coronavirus and storm damage.

And then the teenager texted me with the happy news that the power was back on … and I felt a bit sad.

Turns out I’d kinda been looking forward to feeding my boyfriend and cuddling with him on the couch …

Instead I launched the smelly task of cleaning out the fridge.

Ah well, it’s a relief my blackout drama is over.

There’s been a huge amount of hand wringing over the blackouts.

Here’s what the Electrical Trades Union had to say about the situation in a press release:

My eyes were pretty narrowed by the time I finished reading it.

The press release concludes by saying:

“Our union has repeatedly warned that the unsustainable slashing of jobs would impact recovery efforts following fires, floods, storms and other natural disasters, yet rather than act on those warnings we have seen the cuts continue, with another 1,300 jobs at risk at NSW electricity distributors in the next three years.

“We need the NSW and Federal governments to learn from the current situation and deliver an immediate boost to the resources available to repair the electricity poles and wires in a timely way following natural disasters.

“Extreme weather events such as storms and bushfires are becoming more common with climate change, so the prudent way to make the power network more resilient is to immediately stop planned cuts and begin rebuilding job numbers to take action on these risks.”

Fingers crossed everyone gets their power back on soon.

Not happy Gladys.

And more wild weather is coming. Meteorologist Rob Sharpe said: “Wild weather continues to be the focus through the next week with more big weather systems on the cards.”


Song of the day: The Weather Girls “It’s raining men”

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