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Pulled out of the darkness and into the light, Russell Conway is forced to ?face some difficult truths

26 October 2012

Returning home from work I was surprised to see my house in total darkness. My in-laws were staying and there should have been a few lights on. Entering the house and clicking the switch by the door I discovered that there were no lights working. My in-laws, rather apologetically, explained that something had happened with the lights and there was a problem. So it was out with the torches and candles and in a rather old fashioned way I grabbed the yellow pages and, having looked at the fuse boxes and determined that the problems were beyond do-it-yourself tinkering, searched for a local electrician...

The electricians were extremely efficient, answering on the second ring of the phone. They explained that their rate was £79.50 per half hour plus VAT but they were confident that they could get my lights on. Trundling into your home in total darkness after a tough day in the office puts you in the frame of mind to say yes...

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