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#16 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:34 AM

Yes,I remember that ,Brian.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 09:06 AM

2 weeks in December with 14 inches of snow on the ground was the longest I went for. It sucked, thankfully I had just installed a small propane wall heater in the second floor and bought a generator. I had an oil furnace also. It wasnt to bad but it certainly changed my daily habits for a few weeks. BUt all that was another life ago, divorced. Now trying to get the new family and place ready for that type of outage again.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 10:58 AM

Still no power. Wasn't too bad sleeping with extra covers. Going to go to the wife's aunt's house to get a shower. We started a fire in the fireplace but unless you are within 5' of it you can't tell other then the smell.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 11:06 AM

I had in mind that you had a generator George? I'd say you soon will have! Sorry it's still off. Especially sucks that it's such a few homes affected. You'd think they'd get there. But then they say they work by priority, and just 3 or 4 houses will be way down on their list I'm afraid.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 11:10 AM

Our's went out yesterday and still off , I've been here at work since 7am yesterday 16 hours on and 8 off so with a long comute I just slept in a office chair . It might be a long time for some before their power is on . I asked my son to put a battery I was charging in the camper so my wife can use the fridge , stove and furnace . I don't remember how much water is in the potable water tank , she might be able to shower , I didn't even winterize it yet !!!!

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 11:18 AM

I feel for you all out there! Wet heavy snow and wind is nasty to trees and power lines. Hope the sun comes out and warms you all quickly. Back on halloween of 91 we had a front come in from the north, rain then temp dropped slowly and coated everthing with thick ice. Then the wind came howling from the north and snapped power lines like toothpicks. Went without power for 5 days. Hope you get back on line soon!!! Randy G.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 06:39 PM

I hope that all affected by the power outages get their electricity back before things get too warm in the fridge or too cold in the house. Never fun at all. Good luck.

Edited by Michiganmobileman, October 30, 2011 - 06:42 PM.
typo again, AARGHHHH


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Posted October 30, 2011 - 08:35 PM

Our power was out from around noon yesterday until noon today. We got a solid 6" of extremely heavy wet stuff that led to a huge number of trees and limbs down. I just talked to a power company lineman and he said they don't expect to get power restored everywhere until next Friday.
My wife and I tried to go out for breakfast this morning as we couldn't cook anything with no power. You couldn't even get in the parking lots of any of the restaurants in our area. Apparently, A LOT of people didn't have power.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 10:12 PM

I am glad to live in a town that has is own power station. it is on stand by on the main grid. the lost we have been out of power is 45 minutes. most of the town has under ground power. so no down power lines here
hope you get power soon

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 04:10 AM

Well ,we lost our power yesterday,but not for too long. It went out here at 1:45 PM,but it came back on at 5:10 PM. All we got out of it here,at least where I live ,was high winds and rain,no snow. Oh yes,and a lot of branches down.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 05:52 AM

Ours is still out and I've been here at work since Sat morning , Waiting to hear if the battery my son put in the camper last through this ( it's needed for all the electronic controls ) he put snow in plastic bags and my wife said it's keeping the freezer cold so thats good . Will just hope everything lasts until the power comes back on.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 06:28 AM

Ours is still out and I've been here at work since Sat morning , Waiting to hear if the battery my son put in the camper last through this ( it's needed for all the electronic controls ) he put snow in plastic bags and my wife said it's keeping the freezer cold so thats good . Will just hope everything lasts until the power comes back on.



Good luck with your freezer,hope you can save everything in it.
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Posted October 31, 2011 - 06:58 AM

What a pain. I hope it all gets better for you guys soon. I've been in this situation, more times than I care to remember.
Good luck.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 07:24 AM

Yes, good luck guys. We'll be pulling for you.

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Posted October 31, 2011 - 07:36 AM

What a Pain.
Hope you guys get your power back soon.




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