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    We lost power once for several days but it was summer so the worst result was that the basement slowly filled with water because the sump didn't work. It was gross and annoying but not such a biggie beyond cleanup.

    The worst outage was in the winter, the power went out late afternoon and we expected it to come on again soon. We saw the utility truck in our neighborhood working on it. Everyone else went to bed early, what with the lights being out, but I never can so I stayed up and read by flashlight. And the house got colder and colder and colder. Midnight and still no power and I think it was in the low 50s inside by then. I was starting to think we should have gone to a friend's house to sleep, worrying how cold it would get before morning when it would be decent to barge in on someone. It was almost 2 a.m. before the power did finally come on and then the furnace ran for hours to warm us back up from the 40s. Just the hours of waiting and worrying in the dark made that experience the worst.

    Get old and do lots of stuff in the process. Half of the fun is trying everything out. --Noddy

    by Debby on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:56:49 AM PST

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