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First sound recording was made on this day (August 12) in 1877.

 

Thomas Edison recorded Mary Had A Little Lamb.

 

Where would we be without him?


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But if you have to pay an electricity bill every month it's his fault!


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Humans have certainly taken his idea and run with it.

 

I like to imagine if you could take a person from the past and immerse them totally in all that we have in our lives now, they would think they went to the land of magic and wizards. We take so much for granted and I'm still amazed by things. 

 

And sometimes I really don't like it, everything we/I depend on now.  Yesterday we had some stormy weather, loads of rain and thunder storms off and on. Our internet and phone went off-line. I did have a pretty good notion that something might have hit the tower in the next town that supplies our internet/phone . So I called them (on my cell phone) to ask them if the problem was me or them. I must have been one of the first customers to call about no service, so they had me unplugging and plugging stuff back in, etc. They did confirm I had no radio signal ? and my stuff was down. Ok fine, now I have to wait for a level 2 technician to call me and then come to the house to see what is up.  So not too long after that I was walking by my desk-top set-up and our land line phone and noticed our third green light was on. Which meant I was back in business. So I call the internet provider to let them know it came back on, they had a message telling us there was an outage. Oh no kidding!

  You'd think they would know if all of their customers went off-line. Don't they have a switch or green light or something?!

 

Ok well anyway, sometimes I wish things were back to like they were before, I don't like being at the mercy of the devices. I try to keep things as simple as possible.


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I always check with the neighbours first before waiting in line on a phone.....which always takes forever to get through.


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I always make the same mistake when the power goes out.

 

I'm doing whatever I'm doing and the power goes out ... What now? ... Oh, I know, I'll watch a bit of telly ...

 

I turn on the set and settle back on the lounge, and it takes quite a few long seconds before it dawns on me how silly I am.


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  You'd think they would know if all of their customers went off-line. Don't they have a switch or green light or something?!

 

They should have known.

 

Oh, I know, I'll watch a bit of telly ...

 

Not me, I try to turn on a light, and then I'm all "What, the light burnt out too?"


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But if you have to pay an electricity bill every month it's his fault!

 

Some do, others get a check from the utility every year. ;)

 

I always make the same mistake when the power goes out.

 

I'm doing whatever I'm doing and the power goes out ... What now? ... Oh, I know, I'll watch a bit of telly ...

 

I turn on the set and settle back on the lounge, and it takes quite a few long seconds before it dawns on me how silly I am.

 

Come live in the Virgin Islands. It won’t take you long to break that habit.


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Some do, others get a check from the utility every year. ;)

 

 

Come live in the Virgin Islands. It won’t take you long to break that habit.

 

Yes, I've read your posts about the situation over your way - simply awful. You have my sympathy.


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I think our most recent check from SoCalEd is likely to be the final one.  Now that we are charging two cars, and one of them is used for a 60 mile round trip commute, I think our production will fall below our usage.

 

On the bright side most days Terry is able to drive to work and home again entirely on electricity. We bought our Volt in May and it still has lots of gasoline in the tank.

 

If we do end up paying for some of our electricity it will be a lot less than our original $1,000 monthly bill.

 

For those who switch from burning gas to moving electrons and who pay for 100% of their electricity, driving an EV costs about one third compared to driving a fuel burning car.

 

Yes, I've read your posts about the situation over your way - simply awful. You have my sympathy.

 

Cousin Ricky is definitely getting a bad deal.


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