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  •  That does suck. (14+ / 0-)

    We're right on the freeze line here so snow like this is far more welcome than freezing rain and ice.

    Of course ever since we bought a generator after the last ice storm knocked out our power for 5 days, we've never had anything to worry about.  The generator is a powerful talisman even if never actually started. ;)

    "I'm not writing to make conservatives happy. I want them to hate my opinions. I'm not interested in debating them. I want to stop them." - Steve Gilliard

    by grog on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 06:07:11 AM PST

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    •  I thought I was the only one who felt that way (4+ / 0-)
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      about my generator.

      Bought three years ago; never used. But I feel warm and comfy just knowing it is in the shed.

      I live north of the freeze line; also too high up. Thank FSM.

      "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

      by Most Awesome Nana on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:15:51 AM PST

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    •  Prepare for the worst... (5+ / 0-)

      ... and likely nothing will happen!  It's how I always traveled.  Thanks to my Dad's tutelage and questions about what I'd done to prepare the car for the trip (and I knew where to check these things myself for basic minor maintenance), I made sure I had a proper oil change, fluids checked/added, tires checked or replaced if needed (air pressure gauge in glove box, too), emergency stuff like flashlight, fuses, & also emergency paper in the glove box listing my name, address, phone, next of kin, brief medical history w/duplicate in my wallet; and for winter there was the trusty ice scraper, washer/de-icer fluid, a box in the trunk with extra boots, socks, mittens, hat, coat, litter (for getting stuck when ice is below snow - I actually had to use that a couple of times), big grain scoop shovel, couple of extra garbage bags.

      After the first round-trip of 2400 miles and discovering my over-preparedness worked as a magic talisman, I continued that tradition for every long or shorter trip and made it a superstition: Over-preparedness means no problems for the journeys.

      I've traveled safely for those long journeys every time!


      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:35:09 AM PST

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