at around 3.45pm, my house went black-out. it really killed my life. no tv, no internet, no fan (luckily today is not as hot as yesterday, just about 33-36 C). my 1st thought is that the bushfire around adelaide hills may have affecter generator nearby (this happened in victoria yesterday). since my watching news routine was disrupted, i decided to go cycling. my long absence from such physical activity only allow me to cycle one-third of the distance i used to. on my way back, i glanced into the neighbous' houses and all of them seems to have no electricity supply problem.
it was around 7pm when i found out that the EnergyAustralia's hotline is already closed. i spent few moments to work out, is EnergyAutralia is the electricity provider of the house ( there's only "gas" stated in the bills).
so i approached an old lady (a neighbour to be exact), who was leaving the rubbish bin in front of her house. i have to shout a bit since she's already walking towards her house. she's so kind that she ask me to bring her to our house's meter box, and pointed out to me what to do. i thanked her and she walked back towards her house while i started the process of "gaining" back the electricity.
it is only as simple as changing a string of fine wire of one of the fuse. the fine wire can be found in the meter box. so now, i can surf the net again n write this post, courtesy of "makcik yg suami die meninggal"
moral: proven.. having a good neighbour is a bless ... and important!!