Well, Me actually.
I have a small problem with power.
My laptop has 6 hours of battery life, but usually I am plugged into mains and so can read, blog, research via another window, choose my images from google, or take my camera chip and prepare my own from pictures taken for whatever event to my heart’s content.
That is the problem.
Or rather the lack of it.
It has nothing to do with us not paying the electricity bill.
It has nothing to do with the Marina not paying their electricity bill either.
Nor is it a case of our friend leaving his electricity bill unpaid.
It is not that we have a power cut.
But the little green light on my laptop is permanently off.
Checklist: (and Hubby would be so proud):
Is the transformer plugged in? Tick
Is it connected to the laptop? Tick.
Is the power socket switched on? Tick.
Is the laptop turned on? Tick.
Is the blue light on the transformer on? Er, no.
Is the connector to the plug-in bit secure? Tick.
Is the plug-in bit pushed fully into the power socket? Tick.
Is the blue light on the transformer on? Still no.
(Jiggles socket, leads, transformer base, transformer connector, laptop jack)
Still no blue light.
Does any other appliance work from this socket? Tick.
It would appear that my transformer is FUBAR’d and as we are away from home, I can’t use my backup which is in the cupboard on the boat.
In the time it has taken to check my reader and write this post, I have used 15% of my reserve power.
Hubby is always saying (and doing posts) about TEOTWAWKI and how We (in general) will cope when we are Power-less.
I’m beginning to get the picture.
The problem, at least as I see it, is not so much coping without power, or water, or coffee etc., but the fact these are an integral part of our lifestyle routines and when they are suddenly withdrawn, our routine becomes confusing. Anybody with a dog can probably get a similar confused reaction by simply changing the dog’s routine. Change our Ray’s routine and he will give his best quizzical look. Head tilts to one side, eyes blink, he yawns…… and keeps repeating the process until either something changes or he gets tired and lays down! 🙂 C’est la vie!
You got it!! 😀