Everything stopped at around 11am this morning. No power. The whole of West Auckland was out for around an hour and a half.
Amazing. Power cuts happen rarely around here, and I was astounded just how few useful options I had left.
Work? Only on paper, which is good, but limited usefulness.
Cook some lunch? Er, no.
Have a shower? As long as the hot water lasts. (Delaying showers till after 11am is one of the 'benefits' of working from home)
Watch TV? Duh!
Listen to some music? Unless I make it, ain't nothing happening.
Even the phone wouldn't work, because it's a fax/phone which plugs into the power.
Incredible experience. We should all go through it sometimes.
Interestingly, at the time the power went off I was reading this article from The Future of Work Agenda newsletter about how we're all crazy busy, and yet not getting much done. It's very interesting - I recommend you read it while the power's still on!