Well! Friday certainly tried very hard to live up to it's reputation.
Two days ago it was January, Friday the 13th. Went to work as usual, but the day went decidedly strange once I'd gotten there... maybe the full moon the night before gave the day an extra 'whammy'.
I found out that the Little Fort store apparently has several power lines giving it power. (Presumably because of all the fridges, coolers and freezers, plus all the other electrical gizmos like the tills and the coffee makers and such.)
Well, somewhere in the North Thompson Valley, not entirely sure what happened, but one of the lines lost power. Possibly a tree down over the line or something similar (haven't heard yet for sure what caused it)....
In the store, the back half of the store - the lights went out. We checked the breakers - nope, they were fine. Along one wall was a F'Real machine (makes milk shakes), a pop machine, two coffee brewing stations, a microwave, and a cappachino machine. The only thing working was the cappachino, which sits smack in the middle of the lot. Go figure!
Up by the tills, the lottery machine and the computer were down, but the tills were fine. Along the 3rd wall were two freezers and one cooler. They were fine. In the middle of the room was the coffee stand which had one item plugged in - the Keurig machine.... it was off. The gas pumps, luckily, were still on.
The water for the building (including the washrooms) runs on pumps from a well. The ladies washroom had no power, but the men's did. (The wiring in this place must be really interesting!)
Then, about 20-30 minutes after the initial loss of power, the rest of the power went off... at this point, likely because the Hydro crews had found the issue and cut off the power so that they could safely fix the issue. It was reported to us that they expected it to be off for 2 hours. Outside we went to the pumps to put ribbon around blocking them off so customers driving up would see something was going on. Also put a note on the door and locked the door.
Then we started to move some of the more sensitive stuff to the big walk in freezer... and had just finished doing this, when, and hour earlier than expected, the power came back on... so back went the stuff, and back outside to remove the ribbon from the pumps and the note from the door.
Wheeeeeee! What fun!
Sure made for an interesting day!
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