And suddenly everything went black.
I was so tired when I went up this morning, it felt like I hadn’t slept at all. My nose is a bit stuffed and my throat feels a bit sour so I guess a cold is slowly taking control of my body. It didn’t help that it was pitch black outside because of heavy clouds and rainfall. I think I saw some fog too but didn’t care to be honest, all I wanted was to go back to sleep 🙂
But off to work I went and everything was working as normal and I was just waiting for material to arrive to the paintbox when the power died. It only lasted for a minute or so but I had to restart everything again. But the paintbox brain had decided to change painting program so the paint guns collided withe the material 🙂 luckily enough nothing broke, a paint gun costs around 33000 Swedish kronor, that would be around 5077 Us dollars 🙂 We started working again when we had a tiny power break again and naturally I had to restart everything again.
We did look outside and the weather was reasonable fine and no thunder what we could see or hear of. So everything went on as it should and suddenly everything went black. It turns out there was a thunderstorm rather far away from the factory after all and the lightning had hit a common wooden power pole that burned up and almost the entire county lost their power 🙂 It took them almost 40 minutes to get the power back again.
It’s amazing how one power pole can take away the power from an entire county 🙂 The lightning also hit the telephone masts that controls the mobile internet so many didn’t have any connection to the internet for a very long time 🙂 It also hit our computer system at work and they were still working on that when I went home from work this evening. The thunder never even came close to home though, I live very close to the county where my job is, just 200 meters (much the same in yards) but get my power from another place 🙂