According to Ameren's website our power is still off for an unknown reason and no service team has been assigned to check into it. There are still more than 100,000 people without power, so I hope we don't have to "wait our turn" to get another attempt by Ameren. Nornally I rail against the Ameren executives for these outages, but it would have been really nice if the linemen had actually checked to see whether or not their attempted repair worked before declaring our power restored.

This hideous outage is all the more humiliating for Ameren because the three-phase ice storm that was predicted only turned out to have a single phase. Instead of a one-two-three wallop of ice, sleet, and more ice, we only got about half an inch of ice on Friday night and then the temps climbed above freezing. By yesterday afternoon all the ice was gone and there was a nothing more than a light drizzle covering the city. And yet hudreds of thousands of people are without power for the third time in six months. Ridiculous.

I stayed home from work today to take care of the house. Temps are dropping again now and we'll have to let the faucets drip if our power is going to be out for an extended period of time. Very frustrating. Someone needs to do a better job. I hope now that heads will roll at the Ameren UE monopoly.

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