Sunday, August 30, 2009


I could kick myself - but I won't.
SRP - Salt River Project - one of the local power companies, recently changed their modus operandi.
Recently within like a month ago - more or less, can't really remember.
Well, start with M-Power. It's prepaid power, really. You have a card just like a debit card, take it to an M-Power machine, put the card in there, load money onto the card, bring it home, stuff the card into the card-reader and it tells the rather sophisticated electric meter how much you put on there.

On the weekends, it "used" to be that even if you ran out of money on the reader, the power would stay on until 6:00 am Monday and "Accumulated Debt" would show on the reader. Not anymore. Now, it's just like the rest of the week. If you run out of power after 10:00pm, it stills on til' 6:00am the next morning, not Monday morning.

Yes, my money was low on there yesterday, something told me that I was okay until Monday morning and my habit is to go on Sunday afternoon to reload the card. Power went out at 6:00am, about an hour ago. I was sleeping nicely, too, until it went off and my big box fan went off with it.

Good grief. I immediately get out of bed, get dressed, head up to the store. Half asleep, I walked around the store figuring what the heck, I'm here, might as well do some grocery shopping.

Anyway, that's my trauma for the morning. lol

I am definitely going to try to remember NOT to let that happen again.

Of course, now that I'm awake, sleeping is not an option, I have already delved into the world of coffee with creamer, getting online and thinking about going outside to do my watering chores that I have neglected for a day and a half. I'm trying to cut back on the use of water - but not so much that my plants suffer, of course.

Really, it's Sunday and I would like to delve myself into a good worship service somewhere.

Wonder what kind of disdain I would get from people if I walked into a church dressed as I am now? Athletic short, wrinkly t-shirt, ankle cut socks and tennis.


Oh well, it's nice and quiet in here and I think I will enjoy that peaceful serenity for a little while - I have no doubts that it will disappear in the next coming hours.

Happy Sunday.

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