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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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