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    400,000 still without power in icy Northeast - CNN.com
    400,000 still without power in icy Northeast
    "When Government fears the people, it's liberty. When people fear the Government, it's tyranny."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambo42xa View Post
    Ok, now for the update.......well I've been putting in fuel for the generator about every 8 hours. Some of the surrounding towns are still without power. Still have to drive away to get fuel. Let me tell you, people are ^&**ing nuts ! The lines to get fuel are crazy because now you have people pulling in one way and pulling in another way all trying to get their turn at the pumps while someone else is now blocked in and they are all screaming at each other....etc!! Back at home we've had tree's come down but this time it's tree's and power lines which are either laid out across the roads and or snapped in half. We've had p[ower out before for like 4 hours tops, but this time They say it may be another week to two! Schools are closed so they can have shelter for the ones who have no power/heat etc. My Wife is driving around today with Her laptop to find a "hot spot" so She can do Her work out of the car. One Rugrat is at his buddies house while I got the other Rugrat with me here at work. My Dad is at the house while the generator is on. I have to leave work early to fill the tank up so we have power. Oh boy, this is really fun. I feel bad for the people who do not have anything at all.
    The generator is locked up. I've been told already there has been three thefts on generators in town. I tell ya, all you have is the moon for light. Weird seeing a town with no lights on at night. Well, we are all just hanging in there like some of the rest of us here in Southern NH. Have not seen any work trucks yet, just Supervisors checking the areas that are out. Man, they still have to clear the tree's first before they even get to the lines. As long as we are all safe is my concern.
    Hmmm, Florida sounds about nice right now...............
    Just make sure you drive safely. I live in Indiana so I know a thing or two about driving on icy roads, so just make sure you play it safe, okay buddy?
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambo42xa View Post
    Ok, now for the update.......well I've been putting in fuel for the generator about every 8 hours. Some of the surrounding towns are still without power. Still have to drive away to get fuel. Let me tell you, people are ^&**ing nuts ! The lines to get fuel are crazy because now you have people pulling in one way and pulling in another way all trying to get their turn at the pumps while someone else is now blocked in and they are all screaming at each other....etc!! Back at home we've had tree's come down but this time it's tree's and power lines which are either laid out across the roads and or snapped in half. We've had p[ower out before for like 4 hours tops, but this time They say it may be another week to two! Schools are closed so they can have shelter for the ones who have no power/heat etc. My Wife is driving around today with Her laptop to find a "hot spot" so She can do Her work out of the car. One Rugrat is at his buddies house while I got the other Rugrat with me here at work. My Dad is at the house while the generator is on. I have to leave work early to fill the tank up so we have power. Oh boy, this is really fun. I feel bad for the people who do not have anything at all.
    The generator is locked up. I've been told already there has been three thefts on generators in town. I tell ya, all you have is the moon for light. Weird seeing a town with no lights on at night. Well, we are all just hanging in there like some of the rest of us here in Southern NH. Have not seen any work trucks yet, just Supervisors checking the areas that are out. Man, they still have to clear the tree's first before they even get to the lines. As long as we are all safe is my concern.
    Hmmm, Florida sounds about nice right now...............
    LOL OH YEAH. We got hit hard . Just about the whole state has no power and as of today a few thousand are still with out. My town never went out for long ( think we lost it for about 2mins at the most) All the towns around us go hit hard and some just got power back the other day. Keene,NH got hit really hard as well as a few others up around me. Vermont did not get hit at all really and Springfield,VT has back up power transformers that run on gas i have been told and they route the power around the down lines so the town/area never goes down.Times like this that a wood stove/fireplace seem real nice. Heat/being able to cook food. You got the snow to keep food cold so you should be all set.
    Last edited by S&WM&P40; 12-15-2008 at 06:23 PM.

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    That's why I loved Hawaii. I got to surf and scuba dive in DEC. Totally awesome. Not good on the gun laws though.
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"
    -- George Washington

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    Got it back on today this morning. NEXT door to me is still out, but other sections do and don't. No problems with the generator running both My house and the Inlaw that my Dad lives in. Boiler for heating the entire fort, two ref., water pump, pellet stove and the tv for the Rugrats too watch movies. Even though we had "juice", my Dad still sat with candles (OLD school) and listened to the radio. We also had the fireplace going. I figured out......I used approx. 45 gls. of gas since last Fri. and spent close to $75.00 on it. Glad the gas $'s were low. I took this week out from work for vacation time instead of next week as I had planned. Havn't been on for awile due too no internet here at home. Anyway, didn't mean to change that nice warm FL state topic to the Ice storm that hit NE, but...............
    how is FL right now??
    (All the above are MY opinions/suggestions ONLY....AND, I like to bust ball's, it's called having a sense of humor. In other words, no intent to offend anyone, so get over it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by {TEX**Hawaii(( View Post
    That's why I loved Hawaii. I got to surf and scuba dive in DEC. Totally awesome. Not good on the gun laws though.
    That's why we have AZ. Good gun laws and 300 days of sunshine per year.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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    Left Coast weather

    KimberPB,

    Yesterday we got snow in Las Vegas! Doesn't happen often, but living in the desert is always unpredictable.

    You may surf in Florida in December, but that happens pretty much every year. I'm from So. Cal., where we would snow ski in the morning and be at the beach about an hour later in 85 degree weather. Can you do that in Florida? And have you ever sailboarded or kayaked in Death Valley? We did a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambo42xa View Post
    Got it back on today this morning. NEXT door to me is still out, but other sections do and don't. No problems with the generator running both My house and the Inlaw that my Dad lives in. Boiler for heating the entire fort, two ref., water pump, pellet stove and the tv for the Rugrats too watch movies. Even though we had "juice", my Dad still sat with candles (OLD school) and listened to the radio. We also had the fireplace going. I figured out......I used approx. 45 gls. of gas since last Fri. and spent close to $75.00 on it. Glad the gas $'s were low. I took this week out from work for vacation time instead of next week as I had planned. Havn't been on for awile due too no internet here at home. Anyway, didn't mean to change that nice warm FL state topic to the Ice storm that hit NE, but...............
    how is FL right now??

    Glad to hear you have your power restored and things are all well with your family. It's been great down here this week. Upper 70's and sunny all week. It looks like another cold front is coming though Monday to drop us down into the low 50's. But with that comes waves so I'll probably get another couple hours of surf in then.
    "When Government fears the people, it's liberty. When people fear the Government, it's tyranny."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tophog View Post
    KimberPB,

    Yesterday we got snow in Las Vegas! Doesn't happen often, but living in the desert is always unpredictable.

    You may surf in Florida in December, but that happens pretty much every year. I'm from So. Cal., where we would snow ski in the morning and be at the beach about an hour later in 85 degree weather. Can you do that in Florida? And have you ever sailboarded or kayaked in Death Valley? We did a few years ago.
    Have not made it out to Death Valley as of yet but sounds like it could be fun. I'd love to be able to snow ski then hit the waves but till Cal. changes some of there gun laws I'll hang out in Florida.
    "When Government fears the people, it's liberty. When people fear the Government, it's tyranny."
    - Benjamin Franklin

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    I have live all my life in Texas so if I were to move it would be somewhere that has 4 distinct seasons. I am just kind of burned out of hot weather all the time. A cabin in the rockies or some where similar would work for me.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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