Reporter: Dhomonique Ricks l Videographer: Brian Whitesell
Bedford Co., VA - A good portion of Sunday night's outages happened in Bedford County. Over on Lankford Mill Road, several customers lost power. Their power came back on around 2 p.m. Monday.
The neighborhood lost power last Friday - 10 days ago. It got it back July 4, and lost it again around 9 p.m., Sunday.
"A little bit stressed. Mom's out of town," said MaryBeth Hyback.
You could say Hyback has bad luck, at least in her current situation. She has been house sitting the past two weeks, most of which, without power.
"It's pretty miserable. I just wish the power would stay on," said Hyback.
"Really it's been stressful. It's been hard getting the animals water," said boyfriend William Johnson.
They are caring for two dogs and two horses.
"When the power cut back on I was like, 'Thank the Lord.' And now I'm kind of just like, 'Oh well,'" said Johnson.
Johnson says he is not phased.
"Power outages really don't bother me. I think of it as a relaxation time to get away from the stress of everyday life," he said.
In fact, he says he is in "survival mode."
"When you're used to a certain routine and that routine gets taken away from you, you have to kick it up a notch," said Johnson.
And that, they have.
"To me it's kind of like camping except without the little luxuries," said Johnson.
He has a message for all the AEP crews working around the clock.
"Take your time. Do what you got to do to get it done," said Johnson. "They're the ones out there risking their lives making sure we can have the things we need."