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Back from the Blackout!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Alanroseman, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Well, as of 5:30 Pm. We have electricity and all other services, including internet!

    We've been without running water, lights and services since Sunday morning at 8:25 AM.

    There continue to be thousands in the greater New England area who have yet to be restored.

    The folks that restored power in my town were from iowa, Michigan and Georgia.

    I'm even watching the Red Sox game...

    Thanks goodness.
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  2. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    YAY! First you get the power then you get the woman! Oops ... wrong movie.

    Let there be light... and well water! Welcome back to the modern era.
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  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    That's a long time to be without any services. Do you filter and/or test your well water?

  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Gary,

    Our well is deeeep, really really deep, not artesian.

    We do test every 24 months out of habit, but we are fortunate to live in an area where the deep wells are fabulous.

    Rejoining the current century has made everything much easier to deal with here.

    Thanks. Alan
  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    The old wood burning microwaves are truly missed at times like these ...
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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Welcome back to the modern world Alan. I hope you're both doing as well as possible.

  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Ray,

    Doing okay ll things considered. Having a fully functional home makes things much more tolerable.

    Cheers, Alan
  8. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Welcome back!
  9. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    Ya live out in the sticks, y'all gotta learn to rough it.... :smile:

    Welcome back to planet Earth....
  10. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    whew! so you can finally get off that exer-cycle-powered generator!

    that WAS a long time

    welcome back!
  11. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    did you feel liberated without the fuss of modern luxuries? ;D
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