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    Posted: April 16 2018 at 6:59pm
Power went out at about oh dark 3 hunnret
Just got back up now.
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It is the work of high winds or Hoadie's gnome army?
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or are you getting that ice related to the heavy rains i saw were moving up the ohio valley into the east ? 
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We already did. What a mess. Funny thing is - we had all this warning. People were goin crazy - as they usually do when a "storm" is immenent.
Anyway - as luck would have it..the power went out in the north & east ends of town. (It was out for 5 hrs.) BEFORE the storm showed up. So-in their panic mode they all decended on the west end (where I live) to do all their "panic buying".
All I wanted was a hand of bananas & some 2% milk...What an ordeal!!
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Just about at New Years Eve here our power was out for 63 hours! I I spent that night alone in my house with oil lanterns and candles but my beer stayed cold on the back porch outside. In the morning I fired up my 6500 watt generator in the shed and kept it running to keep the freezer and fridge running and the coffee machine too. Also kept a coup,e heaters running but I have propane as well so the fireplace was kept on low and I slept in that room with my pets on the fold out couch/bed. It was kind of fun actually but it just goes to show how much we as modern humans rely so much on electricity.
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The High winds FROM Hoadies Gnome Army maybe?
We endured, campfire coffee


Slightly questionable tinned food supplies.



Gnomes in hard hats toiling away in the 'lecrticity mines.




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hope ya get it back soon , but thats not a bad way to cook , nothin wrong with cowboy coffee - strain the grounds with your teeth ...oh and an egg helps too , 
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An egg?
I use a small pinch of salt.
It grabs the grounds & sinks them to the bottom, you don't even taste it as its trapped in the grounds.
Best trick I heard was to drop an ear of wheat in, it grabs the  Fusel alcohols so the coffee never has that bitter aftertaste!
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I read Gnomes in Hardhats. I laughed. I then Googled,"Gnomes in Hardhats"
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I make Army coffie, you put the grounds in a clean sock,knot it, and throw it in the pot.

If you do not have a sock just use your girlfriend underwear.
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Clean underwear at least, I hope.
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I was going to say something smart a$$ about that but thought Id better knot.......
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Why not Gnomish hard hats? they sell wicker & stetson ones! You can even get custom graphics & paint job or even chrome them!




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I live in the country side, off grid and run solar panels. I havn't had an electricity bill in ten years.

My house, garage and out buildings all have 120ac service from two 2000w inverters running on a battery bank of six Bosch 120Ahr ex-cell tower batteries (each weighs about 200lbs), which is good for about a week of use without a charge. You would never know the difference in service (better actually, constant 120v, no spikes or brown outs). 

This summer's project is to mount a wind generator up top of a TV antenna.

Only if I need to use the welder or compressor in my garage do I fire up the generator to get 220v and sufficient amps for the grunt of the 3/4 horse motor.


So power outages? wot's that?
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