Saturday, August 14, 2010

Powerless saturday afternoon...

We were peacefully watching the golf and a soccer game.
And then.... we heard a very loud BOOM!... and then of course... we were without power.
My mom went to the window to see what had happened and she saw...

A scary sky... and a dust storm that caused the problem.
My mom called to the power company to report it. And they took 2 hours to come and fix it.

I was waiting for them... and then...

They finally came to fix it.

We don't know who planned the electric lines but something funny (?) happens when we have strong winds or rain because it leaves us without power but it only affects the traffic lights that are in the corner of our street, the house of the neighbors who live in front of us and our house! All the others around us always have power!

I kept an eye on the men working on the lines...

It took more time than normal to fix it... and I waited some more... and then TA-DA!
Lights on!

Thanks a lot my friends! But I hope I won't see you again soon!

This was not a happy saturday...

But now we have our power back... and the tv's.... and the internet... and the nice fan working in front of us!
Soooo.... I have to go now to visit your blogs!

Have a good night
Besos
Lorenza

74 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh how we hate it when the gerbils and hamsters khwit working!

Welkhome bakhk!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Tank said...

Glad you're back in the loop Lorenza. Honestly, you didn't miss much.

houndstooth said...

At least it was only two hours! We had to go without power for a week here after a tornado took out the power lines to our town for miles. It's such a pain when it's not working!

Bunny

Lola said...

Oh, what a pain, Lorenza. We don't lose power too often, but it does happen once in a while because our lines are not underground. The Moms say it used to happen much more often, but they must have improved something over the years. When it does, a lot of the time on our block it's just our house, the one next door and the two houses across from us. There are probably other houses affected on other blocks, but it is just aggravating to be blacked out when the house next door is all lit up like normal. Anyway, I'm glad you're back up and running.

lotsa licks, Lola

Wyatt said...

Lorenza,
Sometimes in the winter, we can be without power for 3 days. The first day is fun, like camping! Then it gets old and cold real fast!!

Wyatt

JackDaddy said...

You get to watch two things at one time! That would be SO cool. The tall guy won't even let me use the remote! :)

Huffle Mawson said...

Glad you have your power back Lorenza. It's hard to go shopping on the interwebs for new dresses without it!

Teddy Bear said...

We're so glad your power is fixed, Lorenza. I hope you weren't without it for too long.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Good thing you kept a close watch on those workmen. They could of just gone home. you saved the day!
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Mack said...

Even two hours is too long to go without A/C isn't it pretty Lorenza!!!! Thank dog it wasn't any longer!

Sugars,
Mack

Cocorue said...

awww Lorenza,

we hate it too when the power goes off esp at night but we do have candles all around the house......

it's a good thing it was dark or they would have seen you neked!!! can't believe you're Not in one of your beautiful dresses!

CoCo says i have to learn to like dresses as there are too many puppers blogging and we have to set a good example by not prancing around naked!

pookissses
Tiffy

Matilda said...

Oh Lorenza,
I like the photos of you waiting.
Anyay I am happy your power is fixed.
Hugs
Matilda

Maggie and Mitch said...

Gosh, the electric company needs to put more knots in your wires so they stop coming apart so easily, Lorenza! Don't they realize who you are and that you NEED your comforts?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Three Dogs Long said...

Oh, that is so frustrating when the power goes off!!
Glad its back on now!

((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Martha and Bailey said...

Thank dogness the power is back Lorenza - that is no fun!
We love the pic of you standing up - so very cute!
Have a nice Sunday
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Marg said...

That isn't any fun Lorenza, not having any power. Glad you got it back.We love having you some visit us. You made a good cheer leader getting those boys to hurry up and fix the wires.
Have a great day.

The Thundering Herd said...

We feel your pain. Sadly, powerless happens here a lot, too.

Madi and Mom said...

Lorenza what a bummer to be in the middle of two very interesting events and bam no power!!!

Good job on Mom quickly reporting it and on you my sweet as you snoopervised the workers.

We have underground power in our neighborhood but it goes off a lot too and sometimes for no apparent reason. When we call the power company they tell us a transformed miles from us has a problem. Very interesting how they have homes hooked up so far away from the source.

Hugs Madi

A MilShelb Mom said...

Yeah, 2 hours isn't bad... but it's a pain to deal with. Glad everything is back up and running!
~Milly and Shelby

Frankie Furter said...

I am sooooo glad that the men got your power back on for you. I hate when it happens here too. Imagine how long it would have taken if... You hadn't snoopervised them!!

Oscar the Beagle! said...

Oh it's not much fun without electricity - My mam says we're lucky it doesn't go off very often for us - glad the problem got sorted - what would we do without our blogs!!!???

Kari in WeHo said...

that really is some funny electric line planning!


Don't forget, we moved to http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Mango said...

Ka boom is right! That is a scary sky. Losing power is no fun. Especially for two whole hours!

Slobbers,
Mango

Daisy said...

I'm glad you got your power back, Lorenza. I hope it was not too hot while you waited!

Joe Stains said...

There is a neighborhood here like that where our friend lives and he always loses power. We are super glad you have power back, it is too hot to be without your fan!

Mr. Pip said...

What a day!! Glad things are back to normal!!

Your pal, Pip

Stella said...

We are on the same power lines as the courthouse and the sheriff's department. If if goes out, its only for 10 or 15 minutes and its back! The advantages of small town living, I guess.

Sorry you missed some sports activities!

Kisses,
Stella

Thor said...

Fico contente que a força voltou. Adorei a foto sua agradecendo aqueles trabalhadores na porta.
Bom domingo.

Maggie Mae said...

Lorenza,

Oooh I hates it when that happens....happy that youz only had to waits 2 hours for the powers to come back on.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Peanut said...

Sounds like they need to fix your lines so that doesn't happen anymore

Ginger Jasper said...

Bad luck to have no power but I am glad you got it fixed..You did a good job of snoopervising.. Hugs GJ xx

Jazzi said...

Lorenza
Sorry bout the power outage. I hate it when that happens but I am glad that you have power again!! You did a great job snoopervising, gotta keep those working guys on their toes huh?? and you are just the girl to do it!!

wags
Jazzi

Dennis the Vizsla said...

This is clearly some sort of plot. I think they're jealous of your lovely dresses.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Lorenza, we sure hope the power stays on! It goes off here too much and too often for some reason and then it takes the electric company furever to get out here to fix it but meanwhile they are sure to send the bills out on time! Love those pictures of you snoopervising!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Koobuss said...

Oh Lorenza,

You never know how the power grids go. They can be strange. At least you don't have to wait too long to get your power back. We've been without power for as many as three days--IN THE WINTER!! It's awful!!

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are sure glad your power is back on.. We don't want you without power when it is so hot...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four said...

We're sure glad you got your power back! At this time of year, it just gets SO HOT so fast!!!
Play bows,
Zim

kalyxcorn said...

oh what a cute caboose u have Lorenza! :)

Benny and Lily said...

Lorenza that must have been scary. Good you got right on it and snoopervised those guys fixing the power.
Benny & Lily

1000 Goldens said...

Good job Lorenza, gotta snoopervise those guys. Glad you got your power back!

Bocci said...

Good job keepin' an eye on those power company guys, Lorenza. Glad you're ready to roll again!

Your buddy,
Bocci

River said...

It's tough to lose power! We all need it so much for good quality of life. Glad you didn't have to wait too long!

love & wags,
River

Oskar said...

I'm glad you supervised those workers & got your power turned back on!

Tessa the Maltese said...

OMD What a poopie Saturday Lorenza, I sure hope that the rest of your weekend goes totally uninterupted!

woo woos, Tessa

Mayzie said...

I'm sorry you lost your electricitys but good job snoopervising those electric men, Lorenza! They prolly wouldn't have been able to do it without you!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Lauren M. Davis Folk Art! said...
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Flo de Sendai said...

OOoooooh, terrible.........
Glad you are all safe, little Lorenza !

Besitos de Nana y Uyanga en Japon !

Lauren M. Davis Folk Art! said...

The photos of you are so adorable!!!!! Awww So sorry about the outtage!!! We kitties can't stand those either!!! We're glad that the lights and everything came back on and hope the rest of your day was good!!! We send you lots of love and hugs!!!! ~The Fuzzy Gang!~ :)

Miss Reina and Lil Torres said...

wow thats some crazy weather there.

I have not experience a power short circut and i hope i wun get to experience that :p

Mr Koda MD said...

Phew!

I bet those power people took longer than usual to fix the powerlines, having your pretty self supervising!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Lorenza!!
We are so happy to hear 'dat yous power was fixed!! We's tinks it was fixed only 'cuz yous were on 'da case and keepin' 'dem workers stay in lines!!
Great jobs wits 'da snoopervisings!!

Glads yous powers back so we's can keep ins touch!!

Pug Hugs!!
IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

Moco said...

Did you find out who won the golf and soccer game?

Life With Dogs said...

Glad to hear you're back up and running. A Monday without Lorenza would suck! :)

Sagira said...

Oh no! No power? :(

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」..................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

Sunshade said...

Thank doG it was during the day, otherwise it would have been so dark! Good job keeping an eye on the men to make sure they're doing their job!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

Lorenza, that sounded like a scary Saturday indeed! At least it didn't happen at nighttime, that's when it can get really spooky!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Sorry to hear your lights got lost for a bit! Darn storms!!!

Sallie said...

Ugh. I'm glad they didn't stay out too long.

Hugs

Beckett said...

Hi Lorenza,

We got your present in the mail today. Thanks so much! That mom loves the necklace.

Beckett and that MOM

Agatha and Archie said...

Listen maybe you need to go and supervise more often and keep them on their toes!! love and kisses A+A

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So glad you got your power back again. It's strange that only the few of you are affected by weather power outages. Enjoy your electricity and sleep well tonight.

Teddy said...

Lorenza, I hope those men will fix the problem once and for all. That's such a nuisance.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Lorenza,

I'm so so sorry I haven't been visiting in ages! My human's been crazily busy and we've been having lots of computer problems so I haven't been able to visit my blog friends at all! Anyway, I hope I can get back to normal now.

I'm glad to hear that your power came back on again! That looked like a very scary storm - good it didn't do anymore damage!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane
ps. I loved your post about your piggy getting a bath!

The Thuglets said...

We are so glad you got the powere restored!

You were very brave during thet storm.

Was that 2 TV's? One for each eye?

Big Nose POkes
The Thugletsx

Sam said...

We hope you power stays on for you. I know it gets super hot here during the summer if it goes out on us!

Sam

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

We had a power cut a while ago because of a Summer storm, we don't like that thunder.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

"ME N MY MILLION DOLLAR" said...

Glad they came in 2hrs, if over here in Malaysia it will maybe take about 2days. For yr information, our internet was down for 10days.
Hope you have a beautiful Sunday Lorenza.

3 doxies said...

Oh dat always happens to ya'll. And always at da worstest times...like watching da games.
You did a terrific job watching them workers.

Puddles

Asta said...

Lowenza
That is sooo fwustwating when stuff like that happens..I have no patience at all..i think you wewe quite good about waiting
smoochie kisses
ASTA

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Lorenza!
You and your Mom watching the golf and a soccer game simultaneously?
Which do you prefer?

Here in my house, when a storm are coming, I turn off the tv and the computer too.

Love always seeing your cute face.
Kisses and hugs.

TINA said...

Mal día, con lo lindo que es ver tele los domingos

ocmist said...

We are so glad that they got it fixed fairly quickly this time. Not fun to have no TV and no internets, but the FAN is definitely a problem to be out in this heat! The CCC