SNOW!

Re: SNOW!

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:09 pm

Had 50 Degrees and NO SNOW on the ground for the past week.... :)

Then....Woke up to 8" this morning, the really wet heavy stuff...ran the snowblower at 0630 and woke up all the neighbors....who cares, I needed to get it done and get to work. Sides streets, crap...hiway...crap...but 4x4 no problem.

THEN, about 3pm, we lost power at the house (wife called), and of course the stoves went out, told her to unplug them (So I didn't have a mess to clean up when I got home) it worked... :)

Hmm. what to do for dinner with no electric....call the local restaurant...and they were open (no power), limited food, but it was good and by candlelight...they actually had quite a few people.

Finally over 3 hours later...power is back. Stoves are back online!! :)

All is well.
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Re: SNOW!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:13 pm

Glad you're back up & running neighbor--and yes, this sux, we're still getting slammed up here on the hill. Oh well, it is still March. I think last week spoiled us--Damn Indians & thier fake summers :(
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Re: SNOW!

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:22 pm

WNY wrote:Had 50 Degrees and NO SNOW on the ground for the past week.... :)

Then....Woke up to 8" this morning, the really wet heavy stuff...ran the snowblower at 0630 and woke up all the neighbors....who cares, I needed to get it done and get to work. Sides streets, crap...hiway...crap...but 4x4 no problem.

THEN, about 3pm, we lost power at the house (wife called), and of course the stoves went out, told her to unplug them (So I didn't have a mess to clean up when I got home) it worked... :)

Hmm. what to do for dinner with no electric....call the local restaurant...and they were open (no power), limited food, but it was good and by candlelight...they actually had quite a few people.

Finally over 3 hours later...power is back. Stoves are back online!! :)

All is well.


This is why I like to have multiple fuel for household use. Propane for DHW(at least for now :| ) and cooking (outside grill too), electric dryer and microwave, hand fed coal/wood stove for heating and stove top cooking and, last but not least, the wood burning fireplace. Could use a generator for refrigeration and well pump usage but there's a spring just up the road for long term outages.

We had 3" Monday and 6" this morning. Big cells moving through right now with lightning and thunder right at the freezing point. Bear hit the bird feeders on our 9' high deck the third week in March as usual, just like clockwork. Daffodils and crocuses are up. Soon the temps will be too!
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Re: SNOW!

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Soon??
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Re: SNOW!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:10 pm

dang... we didnt get snow but did get the bear.... trash and birdfeeders.... must be a spanish one.... he ate the rice and seeds !! 8-)
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