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So, I spoke a little too soon about the YAY of having heat back, because an hour later ... Yeah. Down again like a trick pony in a cheap Western.

Richard the Really Nice And Sorta Competent Maintenance Guy came back and re-re-set the power, which involves shutting off the main circuit at the meter. Then he came back in and told me nervously that when he'd done so he'd heard "sparking" noises in the circuit box and he thought I should maybe call the electric company. Who, after checking, said that THEIR service looked fine and it had to be something local. Upon which Richard advised me that I probably shouldn't, like, actually have the heat turned on, or not much, or use the stove, on account of how I probably didn't want to burn the place down. And he is going to get the electrician on it tomorrow and I should just hold tight for now.

Which -- OK, fine. Except for the part where my broadband and internet ALSO chose tonight to crap out -- and the amount of ice on the roads means I'm pretty much stuck at home.

But! All hail the iPhone! From which this is being posted! One laboriousl- tapped letter at a time!

(And, yeah, first-world problems for sure; and a salutary reminder of just how unhealthily reliant my entire life is on the power grid. Gnargh. Wrapping up in many blankets and going to bed now...)

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