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JCamp

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01-15-2022 03:20 PM

You know you are suppose to get a lot of snow when your wife looks at you and says “do we still have a generator? And do we have plenty of gas?” Lol. Been married almost 10 years and she’s never cared about that information

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might


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#1 posted 01-15-2022 09:14 PM

How about checking with her to see if you have enough “survival” food.

I know my wife wouldn’t have the slightest idea of how to set up our generator but she does know we have one. Already used it twice this winter. Snow plus power outages. Two years ago we were out of power for a week.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 01-16-2022 09:21 AM

We keep our pantries stock pretty good. We started that early on in our marriage and it was the way I was raised. We could survive a few weeks at least but you might not always like what you have to eat. Lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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controlfreak

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#3 posted 01-16-2022 11:01 AM

About twenty years ago they said the power would be out two to three weeks. I ran out to buy a generator, brought it home and wired it up. Pulled the cord and fired that baby up. Walked out of the back yard and there were seven power utility trucks in front of the house. I used it twice more before the basement dampness seized it up. With three inches on ground I thought about getting another one but I am getting too old to move that thing around. Utility move all the wire underground recently so I decided to roll the dice this time. If I feel the need for a generator I think I will go with a natural gas model that starts itself.

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#4 posted 01-16-2022 09:02 PM

I bought a generator and first time I wanted to use it, I discovered someone had stolen it.

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Eric

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#5 posted 01-16-2022 09:12 PM

My better half, looked up generators this past week at Lowes, delivery mid June. Lol.

We lost power a little after 8:00 this morning, came back on just before Noon. So not to bad, about 4” of snow fall here in the South Carolina Mountains. This is the second snow we have had since I moved here 4 years ago.

-- Eric, building the dream

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bigblockyeti

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#6 posted 01-17-2022 03:52 AM

Eric, you got lucky. Over here just north of Spartanburg we’ve got more like 7” and the last bit was blown sleet so it’s got some mass to it. We have underground utilities in the neighborhood but out on the main road everything is overhead and more susceptible to trees messing something up. We moved here just over 3 years ago and the day we closed there was 4” on the ground, kinda made me wish I held onto my snow blower from when we lived in Hoth.

-- “I never in my life thought I would have to say this, but the proper role of government is not to fund the distribution of crack pipes,” Lauren Boebert

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#7 posted 01-17-2022 11:20 AM

Yes we were lucky, being out of power for a short time. Still folks without power in the county. One report I heard was 23 utility poles snapped.

I think it’s going to be a day off. Snow Day!!

-- Eric, building the dream

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#8 posted 01-18-2022 06:36 PM

She probably saw an ad for Generac—my spouse started asking about generators after that

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#9 posted 01-18-2022 11:05 PM

It was more about the bad weather over the weekend and talking about power outages in the area. Some folks just had power restored today, from Saturday.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 01-19-2022 01:27 PM

Eric, you must be closer to folks where the lines are more susceptible to ice. I don’t think anyone in our immediate area lost power, friends & family in Simpsonville, Greer, Greenville, Sunshine & Seneca all maintained power but in Sunshine & Seneca in particular, they were prepared to be without for a while.

-- “I never in my life thought I would have to say this, but the proper role of government is not to fund the distribution of crack pipes,” Lauren Boebert

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#11 posted 01-19-2022 05:40 PM

Yeti, I have Blue Ridge power. Some folks in Salem just got power yesterday. I was heading to work and saw trees across some lines.

-- Eric, building the dream

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