Alrighty, then

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mrs. VR, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    current temperature: 27 degrees

    Number of people without power: 1905

    Estimated time for power to be restored: 9:00 am TOMORROW.


    :faint:

    Hopefully thats a very, very, very, pessimistic estimate. For such a small outage, i cant imagine it taking that long, unless something really awful happened, like godzilla stomped on the transformer

    Off to save phone battery. :ack:
     
  2. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    Soooo no Superbowl for Mr. VR? :whistling:

    Is this the result of recent storms?
     

  3. coastal4974

    coastal4974

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    Are they union crews restoring the power?
     
  4. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    Maybe you should have taken some notes in the "Survival & Preparedness" forum....:whistling:


    I went 10 days without power during the "Great Ice Storm" in Maine back in '98. No problems except I couldn't take a shower....phew!!::wow:

    Hope you're back on line soon, but I'm afraid that since you've advertised you won't be on line to keep things in line, that some people will run amuck with postings at GlockTalk!!:supergrin:
     
  5. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    sorry you are :cold:

    Regards,
    Comrade Happyguy, whoiscurrently:running:amuck
     
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  6. Zeeman1

    Zeeman1

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    Where?
     
  7. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    I'd like to loan you my gas generator.

    Years ago our power used to go out a good bit. I bought a 7,000 watt generator. We didn't use it a lot but when we needed it, it was sure nice.
     
  8. Huaco Kid

    Huaco Kid

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    We've been weeks without power after hurricanes and ice storms before. I actually kind of enjoy it. We have enough camping supplies and gear to get through it.

    Hunker down, break out the cribbage, enjoy some quality time with the family.

    ((WOO! HOO! WE'RE RUNNING WITH SCISSORS NOW!!!!))
     
  9. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Shower? Just jump in the crick or roll in the snow. What kind of Mainer are you?
     
  10. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    What? No sauna? :shocked:
     
  11. FullClip

    FullClip Native Mainiac CLM

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    The lake had over a foot of ice on it. Used my handy ice auger to drill holes for fetching water, but any bathing was done with a wash rag outta' the big pot I had on the wood stove.


    Besides, I did the "Polar Bear" deal back in 1984 at a charity deal for local handicapped kids camp. Still suffering from the affects of that "shrinkage"....::whistling:


    Hope it ain't permanent!!:supergrin:
     
  12. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    The first hurricane I experienced here the power was out for about a week and a half. We survived on candle light, batteries for the radio, and MRE's. It took awhile before they got the gas stations working and when they did gas was in short supply. We stockpiled water from the well before the storm, becasue it too was electrical.

    It wasn't 27 degress out fortunately. Hopefully ya'll have some ECW clothes and sleeping bags with a fireplace, that should get you through for a night.

    We're working on some Wise food for the next hurricane season, as MRE's don't keep as long, nor taste as good. It has been about 5 years since the last hurricane, so I suspect we are probably about due. Fortunately, last time we had only one tree hit the house it only took out the wire to one of the security lights. Oak trees with their shallow roots are death waiting to happen durring a hurricane. Unfortunately, yet at the same time fortunately, we live in the woods.

    I hope you guys pull through okay.
     
  13. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    It came bak on a little after 1, but apparently it was contagious and headed to New Orleans :supergrin:
     
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    itstime

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    Good to hear. Warm up.
     
  15. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    You've been tellin the ladies that story since BEFORE 84. :rofl:
     
  16. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Our showers/toilets keep working when the power is out. there's one advantage of urban living. :phew:
     
  17. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

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    Our power went out our at 4:30 AM the other day and came back on at 7:10. Not too bad considering the timing and the fact that there was a lot of wind.

    I later found out that they had sent someone out to fix it, but he didn't want to walk the line so he came back without fixing it. They sent him out again to fix it. I had to take a shower and shave without power because he didn't want to do his job? How many thousands of people did this guy inconvenience because he didn't want to do his job???
     
  18. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Yes, they are.
    Keep in mind, on weekends, there are skeleton crews working, and most have the day off, just like everyone else.

    IF crews are called in (especially on SuperBowl/toiletbowl Sunday), these men/women MAY be having some libations, just like everyone else, while enjoying the game, unless they are "On Call". (Normally only a FEW crews are "On Call" unless bad weather is expected!)

    Now. . . . you really don't want someone that's "had a couple" to be on the road, or climbing utility poles and 'bonding on' to 5,000. . . . . 11,000. . . . 23,000 VOLTS do you!?!?!?!!??



    Personally, the Union 'bashing' and insuations has ran it's course.
    Not everyone can be a rocket scientist or own their own company, around here.

    Sheeeeeeeeesh.
     
  19. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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    Yes indeed, and since my water heaters are gas, we even have hot water during power outages. The longest I've been without power at my current home is about 24 hours. That was a couple of years ago after we had a wee EF5 tornado pass through the middle of town...

    I have since installed a bypass switch for the meter which includes a direct 220V connection for my 8.5kw generator. Haven't lost power since. :whistling:
     
  20. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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