Electricity and No Electricity
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Early A.M. yesterday morning, I was awakened by a storm. When I sat up in bed, my night light went off and I immediately smelled burned rubber. I turned on a flashlight and quickly got dressed. I was concerned that something was on fire.
I found that the two bedrooms, living room and hallway had no power. Luckily my kitchen still had power. (saving my refrigerated/frozen food).
I called the city and they checked and found that my meter had a burned out meter plug. I had to have an electrician.
Electrician fixed the outside plug and I still had no power in my bedroom, hallway and living room.
Electrician was checking all of my outlets and I told him I thought it was in my bedroom. I use a power strip to plug in things by my bed. He said it was from overuse. I said Nope. I only have my phone and a lamp plugged in there. So when I told him about the burned rubbery smell, then he said that lightning had probably run in and burned out the meter plug outside and the power strip by my bed.
Blessed that it wasn't worse.