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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire

    Powers back

    After almost 5 days the power came back on this afternoon.

    18" of heavy wet snow on trees that hadn't shed their leaves yet makes for a nasty situation. Especially when 2 grandchildren don't have school I was going nuts.

    My generator kept a few lights on as well as the refrigerator, TV and sump pumps. The gas log in the fireplace kept the house warm and I'm so thankful that I switched the stove from electric to gas Bad news is I burned almost $100.00 worth of gasoline.

    This past summer I was going to wire my well pump so I could plug it into my generator but I never got around to it I think I'll get to it tomorrow
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome back to civilization!

    The electric well is one thing I don't miss...too many times growing up did we have to deal with electrical outages. I think we only had to sleep in the living room with the fireplace once though, nothing like what you have had to do.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Welcome back Bob. Tesla was right, people can't live without electriks
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you don’t know what tool to buy next, then you probably don’t need it yet.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Welcome back, Bob. Glad you got all your lights working!
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Whew! And yet another reminder for me to get a genny and get the electrik panel upgraded and hooked up...

    Welcome back!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Me too Brent, Welcome back Bob.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I was wondering how you were doing after the storm. Now I know. Welcome back to the clubhouse.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    Glad to here it.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Glad you are back on line. And congrats for being prepared. We have a gas log fireplace and generator also. Ours will run the well. After the 2009 ice storm my wife said if this happens again she wants to be able to flush the toilets. Well, wat a wife says.........
    BTW: last night news said almost one and a half million homes out east still were without power. That is bad news. Tough on them.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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