used a record amount of power in a single day2
(can't think why) and the system seems to be feeling the effects today, as the power just went off here for about a second.
The state government yesterday sent out a plea for us to use our air conditioning "sparingly", the response to which was a hearty "fuck you, you're lucky if I don't go out and buy a second A/C unit right now" from pretty much all of us. Still, it's not too bad at the moment, and I'm hoping I can last through to the cool change without resorting to anything more than my fan.
1. I don't give a fuck what anyone else says on the matter, "Melburnians" is just plain wrong. End of story. Big nods to my man melbournian
2. 9100 Megawatts, for the scientifically minded. In layman's terms: fuckloads.