Finally fell asleep but we woke up abruptly at 1;45 am, the phone was ringing. Gotta be an emergency at that hour...right? Nope, on answering the phone, I found it was a digital voice announcing a text message. Great. A text message to a land line. At 1;45 am. NOT COOL. I called the number. The guy realized only then that there ARE still landlines out there and not every kijiji ad is a cell phone. Sorry, I assumed it was a cell phone he said. Why do people shop kijiji at 2am?
Our ad was for those blue styrofoam floats that come out of the old docks that we remove when we build a new one. Better to sell them than have them end up in the landfill. The downside to these ads...this is not the first text to our landline in the middle of the night, there was one other only a few days earlier. Time to revise the ad so there is no phone number so the only reply is via email.
So - being 2am and wide awake - Stephen Colbert kept me occupied...until the lights flashed, the tv went silent and the room stayed dark. Great. Hydro is out.
The power failure affected 8,000 homes within Apsley and Coe Hill. Restoration was expected by 6am... and was back sooner.
We are not aware that anyone is still without hydro.