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    Default Thankful for our preps once again

    We had severe thunderstorms and tornadoes this evening - power was only out for about 4 hours.

    We did have to run the generator for the sump pumps though as the basement was flooding quickly due to the heavy rains.

    Dh and I had dinner by lamplight - cooked on our propane range, listened to the battery operated radio.

    Glad we didn't have any more discomfort, or damage than we did.

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    Glad you are safe and everything is okay. WTG on being prepared. Your dinner sounds kind of romantic though.

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    WTG Denise! Glad things weren't worse & that you rode things out in relative comfort. Being as prepared as possible rocks.




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    WTG! I bet you felt mighty glad you did all that prepping once the power went out!

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    WTG! Glad you were safe and cozy in the comfort of your own home.

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    4 hours without power is pretty common here, many times we go days/weeks without power.

    Yesterday was unexpected though . . . and for us, created no real change in our activities, etc.

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    We did learn on thing though. . . most of the time we lose power in the winter. Our gas supply is in our barn. In the spring though, the area between the barn and the house, flooded, so it was difficult to get to the gas for the generator.

    Note to self - always keep at least one gas can in the summer kitchen.

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    That's great that you are so well prepared. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.




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    That's what it's all about! Sometimes we are so busy waiting for the big "WHATEVER" to happen we don't realize how much our preps will pay off in more mundane occurrences! Way to go!

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    I'm glad you were safe and relatively cosey. And yeah, that dinner does sound kind of romantic.

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    WTG. I live when the worth of preparation is shown to be so smart.

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    Not that i would want it all the time but we lose from the wind a lot in the spring. I consider these dry runs. Last time i learned keeping the candles in the bsmt. not bright. Creeping downstairs w/ a flashlight while the stairs have extension cord running down them w/ cats-Stupid.
    In the past=make sure in the summer you have mega water put away for 3 lg. dogs.

    glad you were prepared. Would storing some plywood board at the house help you get to the barn. How deep?waders? I see them at garage sales all the time.

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    The barn is over 200 yards from the house -- too much plywood would have been required. We were more afraid of the lightening strikes/water than just wading in the water to get there. Although the water is waist deep in places.

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    We lose power rarely. The last time was about 4 hrs due to a motor vehicle accident with a power pole in the village.

    This was about 7 am and the first thing he did was head for the generator. Come back into the house with the cord and plug the TV and light in. Went back out and plugged the OWB furnace in next. I kidded him later about why the TV got plugged in first. He said he had to finish watching his news program. Me, I grabbed a coffee maker to use on top of the propane kitchen stove. I didn't need the electric cord

    QUESTION....Storing gas in your summer kitchen.....would you not be worried about the gas fumes ? I know when I walk into our shed and he keeps the gas can in there....I can smell the fumes. Good thing neither one of us smokes.

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    I don't use the summer kitchen for cooking until late fall (when temps get in the 100's and I'm canning). So the fumes shouldn't be a problem through the wet spring time.

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