I'm On Fire wrote:
Lightning wrote:Wow man, how soon they anticipate you getting power restored?
They say maybe by Wednesday. But I'm not anticipating it. I personally don't care that I don't have power since we lose it so often; we're keeping warm with coal and having fun playing with the kids and their toys.
Funny how that is. In the 1998 ice storm here, we were without power for 12 days with five people in the house. We were heating with wood then, and lucky enough to borrow a generator which we used only about 1 hour a day to refill the bath tub (for toilet flushing), create some hot water, and clean up ourselves and the dirty dishes. By the end of 12 days we were so adjusted that we were almost disappointed when the power came back. Almost....
Two guys I worked with bought generators when the power went out. They both got back their power about day 3. One of them offered to rent me his generator at $100 a day. The other said, "Here, take it for as long as you need it. Would you like help getting it to your house?" When the chips are down you find out who the good guys are.