Not the best start . . .

R**s was home on Friday for the weekend. We spent most of the day waiting for storm Eunice to start, and when it did, it wasn’t as bad as we had been led to believe. Well not for us anyway. Then at around 17:45, we got a power cut. I had been expecting one all day and I thought we had got away with it. The problem was that everything went down. R**s did not understand this and he became more and more stressed. We were off-grid for only 30 or 40 minutes but it seemed a lot longer. As the power cut continued, we realised that we needed to calm R**s down and opted to give him his PRN medication. He has not had any for quite a long time, but it seemed to work.

Suddenly everything began to work again. Lights came on, the wi-fi router fired up, the burglar alarm sounded and everything was back to normal. Or so we thought. It became obvious that there was something amiss with R**s’s television. There was no signal. He has a secondary Sky receiver and the TV was showing a graphic that said “No Signal”. K**h thought it may be the satellite dish, but it was working downstairs. after a great deal of ‘Googling’, we came up with the idea that his box may need to be reset. This was not as easy as the Googlites were explaining. We seemed to have buttons and switches missing.

Composite AV
HDMI

Then, for no reason whatsoever I selected the ‘Source’ button on the TV handset and instantly realised what had happened. The power cut had reset the input to its default Composite AV. To view from the Sky receiver it needed to be changed to HDMI. Once this was done, everything was back to ‘normal’. I should have remembered this from when we had the problem a couple of years ago. We now just had to reset all the clocks, timers in the house that do not have a battery back-up, of which there are many!

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SCART

The next morning all seemed okay. His computer was working and so was the Sky receiver. I quickly nipped out to the bottle bank and came back to hear that his DVD player was not playing correctly. Or more correctly wasn’t displaying correctly. I immediately checked the ‘source’ which was correct, but quickly realised that it must be the SCART cable that had worked loose whilst I was trying to reset the Sky receiver. After a few minutes of juggling about and we had ‘lift off’. Everything back to what we call ‘normal’ again.

Then it snowed!

6 thoughts on “Not the best start . . .

  1. I’m glad nothing worse happened to you during the storm, but I’m so sorry that R got stressed, especially when he has a hard time understanding what happend (I mean, how often do you have a powercut these days?). I hope it’s all working smoothly again and that you are having a great Sunday (we are currently having the THIRD storm here 😉 Gaaah).

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    • Thank you Julia. All is good now thanks and R**s is in a great place atm. The 3rd storm is just beginning to take shape, but it’s not expected to be as bad. Glad you got the socks finished. Socks are in the same place that crochet is. Can’t do at all. 🙁

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      • That’s so good to read! PHEW. I hope the storm won’t be as bad – so far, nothing bad here *knocks on wood* and I hope it will stay that way.
        You COULD try baby socks for your granddaughter! I learned by making one of them, and technically, you could even omit the heel on them, too!

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