So, earlier this week on Monday about 2 o'clock, we had a power surge at the restaurant I work at and one of the outlets in our storeroom got fried to some degree because of it. We called our usual fellas and they got it squared away no problem. I left work at 4 and about 5:30 that evening I got a call from my boss and manager that there was a fire. I thought it was just a small grease fire and they were just keeping me in the loop.
Apparently, that power surge did something to our exterior electrical panel because it went up like the 4th of July!
Needless to say, we had no power after that. My boss's husband had to drive two hours to pick up a refrigeration truck, one of my co-workers brought a generator from home to power the freezer and we had just received a fresh delivery that morning so there was a lot of crap to move into the truck. There were a few more complications but that was the main gist of it. We got power restored this evening, but we still need to get some things taken care of, so opening is still in the air.
Oh, and no one was hurt at all and the boss assured us that everyone will get paid for their scheduled hours thanks to insurance. I may get annoyed with the boss now and then but she's a good person!
On the plus side, it gave us a whole day for deep cleaning the store! We tore that place apart!
Thank God that you're all OK, and the place wasn't more damaged.
Darn, I trained for the Third World War, but what I got was War in the Third World. "Specialization is for insects" -- Robert A. Heinlein “Do not draw, do not force others to draw. Do not cut, do not force others to cut. Do not kill, do not be killed. Even if one encounters the greatest of sinners, one should kindly offer sermon and show them the path of good men. If the worst occurs and they do not conform, then without hesitation apply kesagiri and send them to Buddha.”
Glad to hear nobody was hurt. Stories like this, people pulling together and chipping in, really offset the misery fest that passes for news these days. If one were to believe most of the stuff on news feeds you’d never leave the house. And if you did, you’d be in full harness and kitted out to survive the end of civilisation.
I hope your work is back up and running soon and that everyone involved gives themselves a slap on the back/cold beer.
Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. And no worries, after getting things reorganized we were able to open back up Friday last week. Unfortunately I came down with COVID again this Monday evening and missed most of work this week. What a month.
I missed this one. I don’t like fire. I’ve been in some including two vehicles, house and more. I was able to control all without appreciable damage except for one vehicle. I’ve been to fire college and trained as a fireman so I know a little. I’ve been lucky with the COVID. I’ve had four vaccinations but no COVID, yet. I’m glad the damage was no more severe than it was and wish you a speedy recovery.
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