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Old 12-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #31
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We had an ice storm here a few years ago on Christmas day.
It was so bad there was not a telephone pole left standing for miles around.
We had no power for 10 days. We had to drive 1-1/2 hours to a friends house just to take a shower.
Same thing happened here. I was stuck on an escalator for 10 days. Why did you have to leave your house to take a shower?

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #32
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Same thing happened here. I was stuck on an escalator for 10 days. Why did you have to leave your house to take a shower?
I will expand to Joe's comment due the reason why Joe have to leave the house to go other house due if I am reading this correct that he have water well system and when the power go out he have no water due there is no electric to run the water pump.

It did happend to me before few time before so I know how he feel with it after that I got wise is installed a stand by diesel generatour and that do make the differnce on that.

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:18 AM   #33
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I lost electrical power once while I was hosing down a fire under the incoming electrical service. Here's how it works:

1. Guy wire breaks.
2. Line sags.
3. Line breaks.
4. Water from hose sags.
5. Water from hose stops.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #34
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We've got about 3 feet or so of global warming on the ground. I sure hope nothing collapses.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:33 PM   #35
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My yard has patches of global warming.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #36
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:01 PM   #37
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Quebec still under massive power outages. About 30k customers affected. Better than the 100k+ a few days ago.

This makes me realize the importance of being prepared for such massive outages. Imagine having no heat for 2 days.

One project I need to do some day is setup an inlet on my house and a transfer switch, and buy a generator.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #38
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yep those poor Francophones. Its kinda chilly up there in Timmins and Quebec also.

Dana, the nice lady on tv says we can expect round 2 on Tues and another Colorado low on Wed.

Just in time for Boxing day. The Canadian equivalent to Black Friday
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #39
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Our storm is over thankfully, at my end at least. It's been around -10ish so not too cold, but definitely need a coat and gloves are a good idea! My skin starts to get really dry and cracks if I don't wear em.
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Don't get too comfy Mr.Squirrel CTV said its coming again.

Don't you hate those painful skin splits on the fingertips. This stuff takes the sting out

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