Believe me when I tell ya that mtwo days without power of any kind, especially if the temps are above 100, truly sucks!
In a nutshell here's what happened. Tuesday morning one of the main breakers to Mom's house went out. Of course that meant that no AC would work. Half the plugs and lights didn't work, even the ceiling fans. First step...call the repair for Reliant Energy. They said that Reliant doesn't do the repairs, so I had to call Centerpoint Energy. Seems as though any energy company you pay uses Centerpoint's equipment and repair service.
Centerpoint guy shows up Wednesday morning and says one of the wires from the meter to the transformer is bad. Call a electrician to replace the bad wire, then call Centerpoint again to wire the transformer and restore power. Back on the phone again late Wednesday to centerpoint to tell them the bad wires are replaced. They say to call Reliant to issue a restore service work order. I do that and am promptly told that the city of Houston has to issue a work permit to accomplish that. The permit was issued but the offices all close at 5 PM. Par for the course, right? Finally, with a lot of help from the electric repair company, things get straightened out this morning. Thank you to Mr. Electric, the folks that did the wire replacement!!!
Finally at 2:00 PM the Centerpoint folks show up and by 2:10 power is back on! That's where I've been all day. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Sorry about no post, but at least you now know the reason. Things can only get better from here, right?