I’m baaaack!

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  1. Cowboy Bob

    Cowboy Bob Horse Player/Guitar Wrangler

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    After 15 days of no power and 38 days of no internet, I’m back.

    Did y’all miss me?

    The derecho passed through here on 9 August, with winds clocked at 141 mph. Lots of damage everywhere. Fortunately only one fatality. Well not too fortunate for him. He was hit by a tree while riding his bicycle when the storm kicked up.
     
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  2. Grateful_Ed

    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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    Glad you're back and glad you weren't riding your bicycle in the wind with a sail....or wing as it may have turned out to be.
    That's a lot of wind.
     
  3. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Welcome back!
     
  4. ervjohns

    ervjohns Blues Junior

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    So, do you have a generator? The worst part of a power outage when you have a well is not having water.
     
  5. Cowboy Bob

    Cowboy Bob Horse Player/Guitar Wrangler

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    No water, true, but also had to be careful of sewage. You see my septic system has an affluent pump to pump it uphill to the leach bed.

    Yes, I do have a generator, but wasn’t wired to the pump. I hauled water from the creek to use to flush with. I hauled water from my grandson’s home for drinking.

    Heck of It was finding gasoline. I had to drive 40 miles to buy gasoline for a week.

    I didn’t have a transfer switch, so the well was wired. I had to put in a whole new service entrance because the old one was ripped off the house. I put in a transfer switch then.

    Working was tough with no internet. I had to conserve data usage and connected with a hotspot on my phone three times a day.
     
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  6. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    OH My:eek:
    Glad you made it!
    We got some of that here north of Chicago, power was out for half a day.


    We installed a whole house generator 2 years ago.
    Had a gasoline powered one when I relied on well & septic, now I'm on city water & sewer but, I decided to go with a natural gas gen just in case.
     
  7. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Of course we missed you....who are you again. LOL Welcome back