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We lost electrictricity for a couple of hours, kind of fun, bring out the lanterns, flashlights, radio, get the fire going! O.k now what! We actually started playing some card games, DS, DH and I. Sammi just slept as she does every evening :laugh: Have no idea what you folks do that lose it for days! We are pretty fortunate, we rarely lose it, but the wind is blowing like a SOB and I won't be surprised if we lose it again! :crazy:
 

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stay safe, di. it's windy here too but not as windy as where you guys are. hate when the electricity goes out.
 

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Oh god when we lost it for a week the fun factor wore out fast. I was mainly bummed because it was tough to read by candle light and would usually go to bed way too early not knowing what time it was lol. I also am a self admitted TV addicted so I was ready to lose my mind lol.
 

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The most we lost power for was three days, in our old place. That duplex only had windows front and back, and was surrounded by trees, so it was always kind of dark and gloomy in there even on sunny days. The temps were in the mid-30s, so it wasn't really cold. We lit every candle we had for both heat and light. Bill finally found a place that had kerosene heaters and got one of those. I had a couple of book lights, and we read a lot.
 

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We lost ours for 9 days from an ice storm a few years ago. Luckily, SU's work was closed and he could stay home, keeping the woodstove in the basement and the fireplace in the livingroom going 24/7. We have a 2-burner camp stove that we cooked on - I would heat a big pot of water for cleaning up to get ready for work. We had a lot of oil lamps that we used and flashlights in strategic places. I would take a shower at the college or at a friends house (the electric came back sooner for others) I was pretty tired of it by the end of 9 days - my only consulation was that one of my co-workers didn't have electric either. I almost got a type of PTSD from it though. I would get really anxious if the electric went off for a little bit after that.
 

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Our longest time (so far) was last month when we lost it for almost 5 days. If we didn't have the generator & handy SU, we would have been bumming big time. I thought it was bad when we were without for 3 days last spring, but it's (obviously) worse in the winter. The worst thing for us is no well pump with the gen.

Our friends about an hour & a half NW of here lost theirs for 11 days from the same storm. They have two kids 3 & 6. I think that would be worse. But they also have two fireplaces and a generator so it sure could have been worse for them as well.
 

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Thanks Joanne, one of the great things living this close to the gorge :no: :no:! As luck would have it, it did go out again during the night, came back on about 20 min. ago- a lot of flickering going on, so I still don't have high hopes for it to continue staying on! The dang wind is relentless- down trees everywhere! Yikes is it spring yet, I am so done with all of this!!
 

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Our electricity goes out sometimes in high winds or bad ice weather. It is okay for a short time but like you said....not good for long periods. Stay safe.
 

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Generators are a wonderful thing when that happens. I have a small Honda generator that can easily power everything in my trailer, so I have all the conveniences, including TV!
 

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Generators are a wonderful thing when that happens. I have a small Honda generator that can easily power everything in my trailer, so I have all the conveniences, including TV!
DH says he is going up to get one today! Its something we have been thinking about getting for the RV, kind of silly that we don't have one already.
 

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Yes, get a generator. They can can really come in handy. We hook refrigerator, lights and tv to ours when the electric goes out!
 

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Yes, get a generator. They can can really come in handy. We hook refrigerator, lights and tv to ours when the electric goes out!
I'm definitely convinced, when we were younger I was all about just "toughing it out", now forget that. I don't like tent camping anymore and I like having the conveniences that a generator can provide if we lose power :laugh: I'm so lame!!
 

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We didn't have a generator when our electric went out for 9 days, but we do now. Thankfully we've never had to use it, but at least it's there when we need it.
 

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Word of advice...don't run the generator inside the house. You might wake up dead.
Yeah I treat pts. that do things like that! :hurt:
 
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Stay safe, it can be fun without electric, but not in the cold or the heat :no:
 

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I need a battery backup for my sump pump.. i keep thinking "i should" but never do.. that's my biggest concern if the power were to go out.

Although after 24 hours of no power, i might lose my mind.
 

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I need a battery backup for my sump pump.. i keep thinking "i should" but never do.. that's my biggest concern if the power were to go out.

Although after 24 hours of no power, i might lose my mind.
Yeah thank goodness for the iphone, both DS and I had access to computers!
 
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