It looks like we’re going to have a good storm here!
Yesterday when I got up I was surprised to find that it was already 32 Celsius outside and the humidity was making it feel like it was 40 celcius! That’s darn hot! I have a desktop weather network widget on my computer and all day it was flashing warnings that we were expecting a severe storm. That always seems to happen when it gets to be outrageously hot outside.
Well of course it never rained during the day!
Now it’s four a.m. and I can see lightening all round and I hear thunder off in the distance. So I guess we’re getting our storm. We certainly need the rain.
I hate storms though. for some reason the power goes out about half the time whenever the power goes out. I always worry about my nice TV set, it’s a Samsung DLP HDTV and I’d hate for a power surge to cause a problem. Yes we do have a power surge protector but still I worry.
You see, back when we had that big blackout in 2003 that affected something like 50 million people across Ontario and the North Eastern United States we must have had a power surge. It either happened when the power went out or when the power came back on.
All but my desktop computer were ok. You see the power surge did something to the computers power supply and the computer just wouldn’t work. We had to look up power supply repair companies. In the end we just bought a new power supply, but we did have a bit of trouble finding the right power supply for our computer. What a pain!
So you can see why I worry about whatever electrical equiptment I’m using when a storm crops up can’t you?