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No easy answers when electricity is cut off

The electricity had been cut off and it was dark in the house, so her young daughter didn’t realize that the lid was down on the toilet seat around 3 a.m. last Friday.

“She’s in there cleaning up urine and she didn’t even wake me up, because she knew I had to work,” said the mother, holding back tears.

The day before, A&N Electric Cooperative cut off the mother’s power — as she tells the story, about 24 hours before the direct paycheck deposit would have enabled her to keep it on.

She had been paying down her power bill, trying to make a payment when she could. She was behind on the total, but except for those 24 hours, felt she hadn’t crossed the line.

A couple of her frantic calls to A&N on Thursday found no human voices.

The Daily Times

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