I came back home today and noticed that the row of houses where our home is were all in a blackout. My neighbours were out in the streets telling us there was a power surge and advised us not to switch anything on in the house. One of our neighbour's television already blew. Oh dear.
That got me worried. I have not experienced a power surge before and I soon found out that it could cost us thousands of ringgit in appliance damages.
The florescent lights in my house that weren't working before were flickering. It was really weird. We quickly turned off the mains and unplugged devices especially our computer and television.
It was well past midnight by then. My hubby managed to fall asleep in the heat. I was too worried thinking about the damages to sleep and it was too warm to sleep anyway.
Finally, after several rounds of checking the activity outside through my bedroom window, I saw the electrician with a neighbour walking and talking loudly. I got out of the house and saw lights on at my neighbour's.
We got the mains back on and quickly checked all the appliances. My prayers were answered. All of our appliances are still working, though one of them seem to be behaving unusually.
I was relieved but I still couldn't sleep since I was all wound up. I am thankful nonetheless.