One Week Later, Still No Power. Duke Energy Sucks.

I understand there was a hurricane because I stuck around for it.  It’s easy to see the damage, from my own neighborhood to every other neighborhood, street, avenue, road and highway. I know it exists, because I can see it.  What I don’t see in the immediate area, is why on earth Duke Energy still has not restored power to both businesses and residences around Belleview for almost a full week now.  So many still without power, my daughter and her family among them, and where are the Duke Energy trucks?  Nowhere to be seen.

There is no place on the planet as dull as a computer repair shop without power and I neglected to setup a call forward prior to the storm so callers get an operator-intercept message.  Great way to make money…  The shop closes for a week for the first time in 15 years and when I return, Irma is about to pounce.  It is the 16th as I write this, and the shop has been open for a total of 2 days this month. I blame Duke Energy’s piss-poor response with barely any updates and just a vague, “By Sunday Night” showing all week as the expected date of repair… it hasn’t changed all week.  Duke Energy is clearly inept, and it is costing me $$. 

A few days ago I published a F*** YOU IRMA on my personal Facebook page. It should have read F*** YOU IRMA & F*** YOU TOO DUKE ENERGY!

OK, rant over.  Have a nice day. Hoping to open Monday.

OK Irma, You Win. Now go away.

We are closed due to Hurricane Irma, and will be until power is restored, whenever that is. To those of you who made the similar decision to stay put for whatever reasons, I hope you fare well. I’ve been here now for more than 30 years, and always felt like Ocala was a place to evacuate to, not from, but we’ve never had the eyewall of one of these things pass over our house, or the shop either, which it is currently predicted to do.

For my Customers, I will be at the shop the very second power is restored in case you need me, until then, please take care.

For my Friends, once power is lost, we will have three cell phones to cycle through. The order that they will be on will be as follows. Trish’s cell phone until it dies. My cell phone next and the third will not be powered up until mine dies. If you don’t know the numbers, don’t worry, those that need to do.

For my Family, Trish and I love you with all our hearts and will be looking forward to seeing you all real soon. Take care of yourselves, and don’t worry about us, we’ll be fine.