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What I Want For Christmas (not what you think)

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What I Want For Christmas (not what you think)

Post by SonjaMarie » Fri December 19th, 2008, 3:22 am

Power, ie electricity!

I'm so worried that the wind they're expecting this weekend will make us lose power. Two years ago when it wasn't as bad out weather wise it took them 4 days and 5 nights before we got power back on, just barely in time for Christmas.

So I'm praying that we don't lose power or it doesn't last very long but it's nasty out and I'm not hopeful for a fast recovery if it happens.

So knocking on wood!

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Post by Carine » Fri December 19th, 2008, 7:04 am

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you SonjaMarie !!

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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri December 19th, 2008, 7:06 am

[quote=""Carine""]I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you SonjaMarie !![/quote]

Thanks Carine!

If I disappear over the weekend and longer that's why :P

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Post by Vanessa » Fri December 19th, 2008, 9:43 am

You need a generator! We have one of those as our power is not reliable - for some reason our electricity cables run under the river! I would have the same fear as you, especially around Christmas time.
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Post by Christina » Fri December 19th, 2008, 1:58 pm

You need a generator! We have one of those as our power is not reliable - for some reason our electricity cables run under the river! Golly!!! In N. Yorkshire you actually have electricity!!! Here in Leeds we still use gas lights and candles (or so they believe in London, I am told! LOL)

Seriously, SonjaMarie, I'm affirming the winds do you no damage and your power is perfectly working.

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Post by Vanessa » Fri December 19th, 2008, 2:08 pm

We don't have gas in our village..... only oil in tanks for our heating (or gas in tanks but that's quite expensive!). I have gas bottles for my hob as I hate electric hobs.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri December 19th, 2008, 6:28 pm

I think it's too late for us to get a generator at this moment, and I'm not sure if we could afford one, but we're doing ok for now and if we lose power we have a fireplace and battery lantern and food we can eat without cooking.

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Post by Misfit » Fri December 19th, 2008, 7:28 pm

So far they're saying the winds are mostly to the east along the Cascade foothills, so let's keep our fingers crossed :)

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Post by Madeleine » Fri December 19th, 2008, 8:28 pm

Hope you'll be Ok Sonja, we had a power cut here on Monday night and it was pretty depressing, ended up going to bed just after 10.00 pm (unheard of for me!). The candles looked pretty though.

No seriously, I hope you don't lose your power.

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Post by Margaret » Sun December 21st, 2008, 4:41 am

It's so hard to imagine living without electricity. A few years ago, we had a three-day power outage in winter. Fortunately, we have a fireplace at each end of our house and had a supply of firewood. We were able to keep the main rooms in the house at about 60 degrees by spending the whole day chopping and hauling wood and feeding the fireplaces, except for the time we spent in the garage cooking over the Coleman gas stove. It really wouldn't have worked for much more than 3 days, because we had no time to do anything else! Looking on the bright side, I considered it a useful "research" experience for writing historical novels. Our big houses nowadays really make us slaves to the electric grid.
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