On Tuesday, they switched off our power – unannounced. Just for five hours, between 08:00 and 13:00, but long enough to throw the house into complete disarray. The freezer started defrosting, flooding the floor and causing the cheap skirting board to bulge, the alarm constantly chirruped, reminding me of its inoperative statusThe shortest, starting June 1 and aiming to be completed by ..., and the electric garage door wouldn’t open, imprisoning me in my own home. I couldn’t even turn to Eamonn and Ruth for company. What a palavers Jacob Lorinc.
The whole episode reminded me of the Mallorca summers of my youth, when the power in our family’s bijou holiday apartment would be cut with great regularity. The matches and candles were in the top right-hand drawer of the dresser, easily located in event of blackout – which happened at least two or three times per holiday.
Equally, our water supply would often vanish from one moment to the next. I have a vague recollection that the authorities would shut it off to prevent tourists draining the reservoirs at an alarming rateThe third wave a. Just for a few hours, to teach them a lesson.