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Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
edited 12:17AM in EggHead Forum
Drove to the office this morning in near whiteout conditions and sittin' here at the 'puter while the blizzard roars outside. All the orders are packed up, and thinking of heading home to where we haven't had electricity since Saturday morning. Yep, going on 5 days and no word on when we might get it back.

However, as bad as it sounds, our generator is roaring (burnt over 30 gallons of gas so far) and our gas fireplaces in the basement are keeping the temperature inside tolerable. Even got some egging in for the Superbowl with a couple slabs of ribs and some beans. Took some wild pictures of the eggs in the snow and will post once we get power back.

I am having a blast with all this craziness, but most people are not. Hope the weather is better in your neck of the woods.

Happy egging
Chris
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Comin down pretty heavy right now on this side of the bridge...that no power really sucks...be safe..
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,924
    were getting maybe six today, hasnt snowed much at all up here. i dont know how you guys down there put up with all that white stuff :laugh: :laugh: wish we would get more, i hate fishing on shiney ice. B) hope the power comes back up for yeah soon. its been cold up here though, nursing a little frostbite on my finger tips, first time thats ever happened to me
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Wow, good luck with all that. Sounds like you are better off than some.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,269
    I just thought of this - can generators be hooked to propane tanks (250/500 gal)?
    I would worry about keeping that much gas around the house.
    Luckey for us, in the central part of Texas maybe 2 days is the most of a power outage.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Keep warm Chris. Power outage is a bummer. :( Hope they restore it soon. Be careful for the other people out there when traveling. :unsure: Tim
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  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 878
    Wow five days without electricity is awfull! Glad you're hanging in there. I'm having a great time with all of this also. But I haven't lost power yet either :) It's gotta let up, I've got a golf trip to Myrtle Beach next week. :laugh: :laugh:
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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Tough to write that check to buy a generator, but when you need one it sure is nice to have.

    Hope you guys thaw out up there real soon.
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Be careful driving in that crap Chris. I talked to Max this morning and he said the winds were 40 mph. -RP
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  • It's good to know that "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Dizzy Pig from the swift completion of their appointed rounds". :)

    Stay warm.
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  • sprintersprinter Posts: 1,188
    Hah, just the opposite here Chris, we were out of heat at the office for 2 weeks and fine at home, talk about hating to come to work. 70 year old boiler finally shot craps on us. We burned through about 500 pounds of propane over the last couple of weeks to keep the place tolerable to work. New furnaces took a week to be delivered and then a week to install so two weeks with no heat at all except propane heaters. It got to 62 by the end of the day but trying to heat 4000 feet with a couple of heaters was tough, 14 foot ceilings didnt help at all either. Gas line issues and drainage problems kept the new furnaces from running overnight so it was hit and miss for the next week and down to about 50ish in the morning but the new furnaces heated it up quickly in the am. Finally have the two furnaces upstairs going, now working on the first floor and basement but we dont use those other than storage so its no big deal.

    Hope things work out quickly for you, I feel your pain. Hope all is well otherwise.

    Troy
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  • I hope these storms blow thru Chris,so you can have a normal winter

    Ross
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  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Aren't you the guy that camps in the winter....sounds like perfect weather to throw the tent up in the back yard.... :laugh:
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  • Steady twenty mph gusts up to 40. Temps in 30's.

    NO SNOW.

    May join you ,without power, if the trees just coming down with 55 mph gusts.
    Billy
    Wilson, NC
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    weather alot better here.. but sad to hear about your troubles.. oh well sounds like you are doing well anyway...


    btw thanks for your advice the other day.. worked out really well.. everyone loved it..

    stay warm Pal!!

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    My dear amigo Chris......I thought blackouts were a thing of the past where you live... :laugh: ..look!!!!! just get some nice tequila &...... don't know if you've heard of this magician DP who makes the most incredible spices to go with whatever you have in the fridge.... get hold of some ...easy to find up there......& fire those eggs soon.......COOK YOUR FAVOURITE......& ENJOY your frozen day in front of the chimney WITH ALL THE ABOVE SUGGESTIONS...... ;)
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  • Chris,

    Hang in there buddy! Too bad you already did the winter camping thing. Coulda just stayed home. :laugh:

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • I can understand why you went to work - without power you must not have gotten the email that non-essential people were to stay home :woohoo: :woohoo:

    Stay safe and hopefully things will get better soon.
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  • Sorry to hear you have been without power for so long!

    Glad you posted, though. It reminds me I need to order some more rubs!

    Good luck!
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    The weather is pretty topsy turvy man.... Our high was 45° and I took my pickup to the car wash over my lunch hour today. The real funny thing is, there are three ice fishing tournaments scheduled for later this month.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    Yeah, still no power, and back in the office again. Thanks for the responses. All those packages I packed up yesterday are still here cuz the post offices are closed. It's a wild scene around this area right now.
    Cheers
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    Just keeping two 5-gallon cans outside and taking many trips to the gas station.

    Will definitely be doing some shopping for a generator that runs on our natural gas, and hooks right into our panel. I am not a big fan of throwing all that gasoline around either.

    Cheers
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    Golf sound pretty good right now, Dave.
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    I bought one when we rebuilt out house after the fire. Awfully nice to have, but sure my neighbors are tired of listening to it, as we are!
    Beers
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    I'm always careful ;-)

    Thanks Randy!
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    Wow, can I use that?? ;-)
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    Dang Troy. What an adventure!
    Yeah, I really don't want to see our gas bill this month. The two gas fireplaces have been running in the basement since Saturday. Not exactly the most efficient way to heat a house.
    Beers bro!
    Chris
    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    I'd probably get crushed by a falling branch if I did that!
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,339
    LOL!
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