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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2003, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just like camping.....kinda....

Hello Folks,

Our electricity just came back on...., after being without it since last Sunday night, when Hurricane "Juan" ripped through our city....6 days total...just like camping at home [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
originally, there were 400,000+ people without power, and extensive damage throughout the city...from all the blown down trees......as of this morning, there were still 14,000 people without power, ourselves included.......but what a relief now....uggggh.
Since we are on a well, and have oil fired hot water, and heat, without power we had nothing. Last night it went down to 30*F outside, and it was down to 53* in the house......good thing I have three 65 lb portable heaters.....or Basset Hounds as others call them [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].

Although many homes are heavily damaged, we faired out OK, with only one fallen tree in our back yard, which destroyed a section of my hound dog pen....but it was repaired quickly. No big deal. We were driving around last monday, looking at all the damage, destroyed buildings, windows, siding, boats sunk, etc, etc...its amazing.

Anyhow, just a story.....boiling water on the BBQ was getting to be a pain....ha ha ha.....
I was away for a few days, so my wife suffered more than I did. But all is well.

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Re: Just like camping.....kinda....

We went 8 days with no power after Isabel . We have gas heat and a gas water heater with city water . I was able to take a nice hot shower the whole time I was "home camping" . I lost 2 trees but otherwise we faired ok . Glad to hear you did alright .
They just finished picking up all the debris here in my neighborhood today , so dont be in a hurry !
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