Not again! Tonight our power went out again. It wouldn’t be so bad, but it seems that it only goes out in our apartment complex. I see the lights still on across the field from where we live. I can’t see anything on the other side, because that overlooks the inside of the complex and of course everything is out there.
I think it has something to do with the excessive heat. Ash says it’s probably the construction people across the road. I don’t think so, because it’s pretty late and I don’t think they are working after hours on that building. I think the heat caused more people to use their air conditioning and fans, and that overloaded the power here. I get the feeling that we don’t have enough capacity in this apartment complex for everyone to turn on their AC at once, which is probably what’s happening.
It’s pretty damned hot here, too. We’ve had over 90 degrees for the past month and it shows no signs of letting up all summer. We have a nice high pressure cap in place over Texas and nothing can budge it. We’re definitely going to have a drought by the time this is all done. Everything is drying out, and the only hope we have for rain is renegade thunderstorms that might drop something if they can push their way south of Oklahoma. For the rest of the week, we’re anticipating 100+ degree weather.
This is why I like air conditioning.
Update: 9:21 and the power is back. Looks like almost an hour tonight. Any bets for tomorrow night?