12 February 2008

Back at the library again....

Had a bit of a snowstorm here Sunday evening. Not a lot of snow - enough to cover abour half of the grass, and about half of the car - but a lot of wind. Somewhere in the middle of it, we lost power, with no warning; just sudden blackness. And a loud sparking noise from the computer, which I was using to check my email at the time. Bugger....

The lights were off for a minute or two, then came back on. A couple minutes later they went out again, but again just for a short time. When they came back on, though, two of the lamps didn't; turned out the bulbs (one of them a brand-new three-way bulb) had blown. And the computer wouldn't turn on, either.

Seems the surge suppressor didn't work, and the computer's power supply was fried. (The lamp with the three-way bulb had been plugged into the surge suppressor, too.) It's going to be a few days before I can get it fixed, so in the meantime I'm using the computers at the public library. Don't expect a lot out of me for the rest of the week. At a minimum.

2 comments:

Mega Munch said...

What is this "public library" you speak of?

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

What is this "public library" you speak of?

Don't worry about it. You wouldn't be interested - they don't have anything to eat there. 8)