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Our own little blackout....
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Cindi    Posted 08-16-2003 at 06:06:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
...and if you don't think for one second that I wasn't thinking of the folks up north at about one o'clock this morning.....whew. The power went off. I had two seperate kids wake me up thirty minutes apart. Jill was easy...

"The power's off, mom."

"I know Jill. I can see that the fan is not running...blah blah."

Jake was a little tougher thirty minutes later kneading my arm like he was making bread.

"The power's off, mom."

"I know, Jake."

"Well....what are you going to do about it?"

Sigh. It was cool enough to sleep still but no, he wanted me to do something about it, so I got up and called my friend at the power company. He had his recording on, and it listed all the outages in the area. I listened with sinking heart as the recording went on and on and on, listing roads, included was Rest Haven Nursing Home. You know dang good and well that they were top on the list for repair and rightly so. Our road was not on the list so I added it.

"Happy now?"

Tromp, tromp, back to bed he went.

It was off for five or six hours. Just about the time I started to get a nasty temperament from sweating in my sleep I heard the fan jump back into action and a televison came on somewhere in the house and the fax machine went through it's little waking up ritual. Another hour and a half of sleep and I was up for the day. I wonder if everyone up north has their power back yet. Poor people. I had visons of dragging out the generator and trying to fix the broken off spark plug that Fred has informed me it has. Maybe I ought to do that today just in case.

Les    Posted 08-16-2003 at 06:24:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I must be way behind the times. We only have one TV. And it is the first color TV we ever bought. Must be about 14 years old. No fax. Heck, we don't even have a printer.

Cindi    Posted 08-16-2003 at 07:02:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are the result of tyring to fit six rooms of furniture into a dinky little house. The old house had a tv out by the pool on in the living room, family room, one in our room, two small ones in BR's

Now there is one in every bedrooom and the living room. We have tvs that are sitting around not being used. But they're all old, only worth backup if the good one goes out. The fax and all came from when we shut down the roofing company, once again, antiquated.

Jimbob    Posted 08-16-2003 at 06:44:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our house is full of electronics equipment. Surround sound, 5 TVs, dish satelite, two gateway linked computers- one with scanner & printer, 2 copy machines, FAX & cordless phone.

The two copy machines are owned by others- one for church, other for Kiwanas orginization. My wife prints the reports for both.

Two computers- one for kids, one for adults.

Les    Posted 08-16-2003 at 06:54:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gotta get me one of them scanner/printer/faxes. My brother just got one and he says it works slicker'n snot on a banana peel. Not expensive, neither.

C Kulig    Posted 08-16-2003 at 07:49:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've got one of those, they are real handy. The best part is they are affordable.

Les...I forget    Posted 08-16-2003 at 06:55:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
to mention, it's also a copier.

Jimbob    Posted 08-16-2003 at 07:19:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I spend too much, so no more electronics for me. Mabby 5 years down the road, I'll upgrade something.

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