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Thread #36608   Message #3103400
Posted By: GUEST,open mike
27-Feb-11 - 02:28 AM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
had snow for a few 10-12 inches..
power is out and phones are intermittant at best.
i have been away from home for several
days...I had several gigs...
babgysitting 2 year old grandson
playing at 2 birthday parties and
helping to shear sheep...
i am not looking forward to
being back home with no electric,and no pnone.
with no power, the pump is also out, so no water either.
with no wood stove, there will be no heat
i heat with propane, but the heater requires
electricity ... so life will be miserable
without power...

back when i used to live in a cabin with a wood stove,
gravity flow water, and wood burning water heater,
power outages did not bother me...the only fear
was spoiled food when the fridge and freezer were
without power...but i could still cook, bathe, and keep warm without
needing electricity....

not so any more in my motor home....

the highway was closed due to multiple jack-knifed big rigs

and the dirt road into my place may not be cleared yet,
although the high way and the county road have rbeen plowed,
so i hear. since the fire 3 years ago there are still standing
dead trees, and many were toppled by the weight of the snow.

this was the cause of some of the downed power and phone lines.
i will try to return home tomorrow when the temps get above
freezing...i do not want to try to drive the steep mountain
roads when it is below freezing.

..will send update when I make my way back home...
i am about 20 miles away now at my daughter and son-in-law's house.