Ice Storm Update

The power outage took a mere 30 hours to repair, with a couple of yes-no-yes-no false starts, just to get your hopes up. I had just picked up dinner at a local take-out place, figuring it would be so much better than macaroni-and-cheese on the gas stove (the only source of heat I’d trust without electricity). We heat with propane; it was frustrating to have a bazillion BTUs of heat in my back yard with no way of accessing it!

Anyway, once you "know" you’ve got power back, the first thing to do is turn the thermostat 5 or so degrees warmer than usual. Not that it makes the house heat up faster (it doesn’t), but because once the house is warm again, should power go out it will take a tad longer to get uncomfortable. Yes, power failures make you think this way!

Anyway, this morning I woke up not shivering; a nice long hot shower and I almost feel human again.



re: Ice Storm Update @ Wednesday, January 17, 2007 12:27 PM

Glad to hear the power is back. 30 hours is a long time. My house (much older than yours) would have been too cold to stay in after that long. I really need to get this transfer switch hooked up so I can use my generator correctly.


re: Ice Storm Update @ Wednesday, January 17, 2007 1:44 PM

Glad to hear it! Fortunately, my power was only out for about 6 hours, but I remember back in 1996 when we were without power for 4 days!




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After 17 years as a PC Software Engineer I gave it all up in 2000 to become a High School Computer Teacher
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