Power To The People!

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.

power stationThat is the problem.
Power.
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.

Yells ‘HUBBY!!!!!
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.
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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Power To The People!

  1. colinandray says:

    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!

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