We installed a whole house generator this summer. We did it for lots of reasons and just one of many was/is the fact that our fridge usually has a couple hundred dollars of insulin in it. Another reason was we could, so we did. (One time we lost power unexpectedly – turned out a large crow had fried itself at the utility pole and killed our electricity.)
We lost power for a little over an hour several weeks ago and it was really, really nifty when that machine came on and the lights came on and the computer stayed on. I did a little happy dance!
Yesterday, we were ready for Hurricane Sandy. New Hampshire wasn’t a direct hit target but we were ready. We’d put away the deck furniture, parked the grill in a safe place. And just in case, we had flashlights, battery lights, some water, etc…
The power went off in the late afternoon and I was all set to do my happy dance. I stood at the window and waited to hear the magic machine start up.
I didn’t dance…
The damn generator didn’t turn on.
Called – they had my husband push some buttons and declared we had a sensor failure. Yeah, right. Only problem, it’s not like Dexcom where I just go to the closet and get a new sensor.
The power wasn’t off forever – unlike others on the East Coast.
We weren’t cold or wet – unlike others on the East Coast.
Our house was not damaged – unlike others on the East Coast.
A new sensor has been ordered. They’re not as quick as Dexcom. It’s going to take a few days.
Speaking of Dexcom, I haven’t heard a thing from them since calling to order my new one. Guess I’ll call them tomorrow.