Straight Talk

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On Saturday, October 29, we lost our power at 9:15 PM.

We are still waiting … CL&P chose three houses to leave off the grid on Tuesday, November 1, including our six unit apartment building.  They were at the scene of the problem and got summoned away by some mystical ‘order givers’ who have no regard for anything other than the instructions they send out from their ‘power abundant complex’.

I am frustrated when I see businesses with power on one side of Main Street in Lakeville and the other side has none!  There seem to be various situations like ours where a few homes have been left literally ‘powerless’ for no reason other than orders came from the castle and the crew had to pack up and leave.  Why not finish that little bit of work so you don’t have to come all the way back?  I fear that they will forget our little situation and we will have to start calling the ‘I don’t give a damn center’ again to beg for power.

I haven’t seen a CL&P crew around here in days.

To rub salt in the wound, the ‘meter reader’ came by to read all of our DEAD meters.  I suppose we will have an estimated bill next time.  I will be on watch to see when my bill reflects this now eight days without power … something tells me my bill will stay the same and they will hope I don’t notice or complain, not that they care.

I laugh at Governor Malloy when he asks the banks to waive late fees because folks who pay online or were unable to go to the bank (because it had no power) shouldn’t be penalized.  What about CL&P?  While we were scrambling to decide whether to seek shelter in someplace other than our home, my payment was due.  Since I had no power (or clue about what the heck was going on) I was unable to make my usual online payment.  Will Governor Malloy ask CL&P to waive its late fees because of this mess that they are responsible for?  I somehow doubt it.  While the State has no power over the banks, it does have power over CL&P (no pun intended).

How about all the food we lost … will CL&P pay for that too?

Whatever!  I must get back to the blogging business, even if it is from my laptop in someone else’s living room.

Thanks a lot CL&P!  Nice work!  Too bad there isn’t some way to find some competition for your grid system service.  We can switch providers for our electricity but we are stuck with you for the infrastructure which you seem to care so little about.

Tomorrow I shall blog about a local non profit [501(c)3] who seem to think they don’t have to follow the rules.

Nice to see you all again!


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