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screaminghollow    Posted 12-13-2002 at 19:28:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, the ice storm knocked the lectric out about 4 pm on Wednesday and it was finally back today at 2. The wood stove and kero heater kept up warm. The three kero lanterns provided light. Darn well pump won't work with out electric. A little rough not having the running water. A little odoriferous with no showers. Flipping the switch is nice. running water is nice. Catching up with the message boards is great.


Ron/PA    Posted 12-14-2002 at 01:15:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
How long did it take before you stopped flipping a switch when you went into a room? LOL
Btdt, bought the tee shirt
Later
Ron


Daphne    Posted 12-13-2002 at 19:48:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in an area where we lose power a few times a year. I kinda enjoy it. I have rain barrels at the corners of the house and that helps a lot. I love taking a bath that I have heated the water on the stove. It takes me back to simpler times. Though, luckily I was a lot younger when I had to do it "for real" ( all the time). It takes strength to haul that water! One place I lived in had 'blazing showers'... the hot water was heated by copper pipes in the wood stove. That was awesome. Also, keeping a full kettle on the stove gives me warm water to wash up with. Though, nowadays, I remember often to express my gratitude for that running hotwater and electricity!


Sid    Posted 12-13-2002 at 19:47:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad things ar back to normal for you. We sure do take a lot of things for granted . I know I should be betterd prepared than I am for such times. Just think it will always be there. Even though I know the possibilities.


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