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Just in case anyone happens to be interested, the power came back on around 3:45 PM this afternoon. I want to give a shout-out to Pike Electric Corporation who did the rescue. Pike is an electrical contractor based in Mount Airy, NC and Dominion Virginia Power regularly calls on the for situations like this. (This is not the 1st time that Pike has rescued us!)
The real villain seems to be some wanker at Dominion’s command centre. The boys from Pike were told to fix one problem just inside the subdivision & then move on. (We’re 1 mile inside the subdivision.) The crew supervisor was a retired Dominion employee who told said wanker that he wasn’t going to do any such thing; When the crew goes into a subdivision, he won’t pull them out until the job is done.
Thus endeth our saga. We’re going to sleep on the den floor one more night so when we fire up the AC tomorrow mooning, it won’t have as big a heat gradient to work against. The last thing we need is to lose the AC at a time like this.