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    Life on the prairie....

    Ahhhhh living life in the good old days. No internet, no tv, no phones, no running water, no electric. Our power went off in the severe storm on Friday night and may not be back on until the end of this week. Now I know exactly what they mean by the "those long, lazy summer days".

    Let me tell you, livin' on the praire ain't all that fun. Hauling water from the creek (did you know that a 6 gallon bucket of water weighs 48 lbs. and I carried that thing up a hill), showering with a gallon of cold water, getting dressed with only an oil lamp to see with - gotta get dressed early because later in the day it's too darn hot to light those lamps.

    I was supposed to be on vacation starting tomorrow....but that might not happen...because if I don't have electric I'm not wasting my vacation. And I'm not wasting my vacation cleaning up storm damage....we have 3 freezers and 3 fridges to clean out, trees down in the woods and backyard to clean up.

    Take care everyone
    Last edited by buckeyequilter; July 2, 2012, 10:37 AM.
    Shirley aka buckeyequilter
    I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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    Sorry to hear that Shirley. Hope you get your power back on sooner rather than later.

    Have a community BBQ is that is possible. That would be one way to get the good eaten before it spoils.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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      #3
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      You are right in the middle of a disaster! How horrible! I'm so sorry you have to go through this.
      Cyndi


      “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo

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        #4
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        Thanks.....too late for a BBQ - we've been without power for 3 days now and I wouldn't eat anything from the freezer or fridge now (90+ degree days).
        Shirley aka buckeyequilter
        I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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          #5
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          Shirley, so sorry about the inconvenience, and the loss of the food in your freezers. Maybe there is a food bank that could help with giving it away before it spoils. Prayers for your power coming back as soon as possible! Hugs, Jan L. P.S. I guess we were writing at the same time.
          What a shame for the loss of all that food and the cost of it all. Will your house insurance help pay for it? Check and see.
          Last edited by janluna; July 2, 2012, 10:45 AM.
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            #6
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            Wow, I feel your pain. In 2006, we had two prolonged power outages, one in July and one in November. At least we didn't have to haul our water! Hope you can get back to this century soon, cool off, take a hot shower and replace your food supply! So sorry to hear you were affected by the storms.

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              #7
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              Aw Shirley! So sorry to hear about this. NOT fun. The longest we've gone without power is 3 days and that is my absolute limit! We have a generator now so we at least have water, but no hot water. I don't blame you for postponing vacation. That's the pits!
              sigpic~~Libby~~

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                Thanks everyone......we had an ice storm a few years back and had no power for 3 days, I told DH then that we should get a generator and he didn't think we'd have another outage like that - well now he's decided that we need to see about getting a generator. Besides that I don't know where he's been the for the last 30+ years in 1978 we had a blizzard and were without power for 3 - 4 days. We've had 3 or 4 of these types of outages in the past 10 years - usually lasting about 3 days. So if he don't go this fall and get a generator I will go pick out one and he can just deal with it.

                As for the insurance...I told him we need to make a claim this time because we've lost a lot of food. In fact I think I'll give them a call and see what they say - don't want to pitch the nasty food, in case they need to see it.
                Shirley aka buckeyequilter
                I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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                  My husband is on hold now trying to get someone at the light company to respond. Awhile ago, we had a storm, and a tree fell on our power line to the house. It didn't bring the line all the way down, but it did pull out the guy wires on the two poles from which it was strung. They cut the tree off, but it was too wet to bring in the heavy trucks to fix the guy wires. So, two light poles are leaning toward each other. They said they'd be back when it dried, but they never came back. Now we've had another storm, and a different tree is getting ready to take the line down. It, too, needs to be cut. The guy wires need to be fixed because that power line is getting closer to the ground. I don't know what I would do without electricity. I think I'd take a trip to an area with electricity, and get a room. The freezer and fridge probably needed a good cleaning anyway, right? We have a generator, but that takes gasoline, and I don't think it is powerful enough to run much of anything.
                  Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

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                    Shirley my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know what it is like to go through that. We were with out electric for 7 days back after hurrican katrina. On day 6 we located a generator which was shared by two households just enough to get the fridge running once again. Hope your power is restored soon. Take care and try to stay cool.

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by madampolo View Post
                      My husband is on hold now trying to get someone at the light company to respond. Awhile ago, we had a storm, and a tree fell on our power line to the house. It didn't bring the line all the way down, but it did pull out the guy wires on the two poles from which it was strung. They cut the tree off, but it was too wet to bring in the heavy trucks to fix the guy wires. So, two light poles are leaning toward each other. They said they'd be back when it dried, but they never came back. Now we've had another storm, and a different tree is getting ready to take the line down. It, too, needs to be cut. The guy wires need to be fixed because that power line is getting closer to the ground. I don't know what I would do without electricity. I think I'd take a trip to an area with electricity, and get a room. The freezer and fridge probably needed a good cleaning anyway, right? We have a generator, but that takes gasoline, and I don't think it is powerful enough to run much of anything.
                      Without electricity...the days are long and hot. Can't leave the house because we have animals and also I don't want to come back to find out my house was broken into...that would just p*ss me off even more. DH has been saying he's going to clean out those freezers - so this is his chance
                      Shirley aka buckeyequilter
                      I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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                        I feel so bad for all of you thats been thru these storms and I hope you all have electric and water soon. Hopefully the insurance will help with some of it. We had a horrible ice storm quite a few years ago that damaged all 18 of our trees. Had to take a few of them on down and was without electricity for a few days. My youngest daughter was without electric for a week and believe me, they now have a generator. It wasn't hot then, of course, but it sure was cold.
                        TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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                          #13
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                          Hey Shirley, I feel for you...that's got to be miserable! Just a thought on the food....maybe take pictures of your frig and freezers showing all the food inside for insurance purposes. We had to deal with a similar situation after Hurricane Rita. But we did get some reimbursement for the food that spoiled. Praying that you will be feeling the cool air conditioning soon!
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                            #14
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                            bummer Shirley! I'm guessing you got hit with the storms that went thu western ohio friday?? We were right on the fringe both friday and sunday. My sister, BIL and two of my DDs are without power from last night's storms. Fortunately my mom(2 miles away) did not lose power. At 89 she does not need to be without her AC during this heat
                            “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                            ― Albert Pine

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                              #15
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                              Awww...Shirley so sorry to hear this - thoughts and prayers coming your way!
                              ~Kathy~

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