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Digital Snow Day x 4!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The big wind storm in Anchorage knocked out our power supply for 4 days! I'm just now catching up with all the online stuff. I blogged the experience on my other blog, and you can see it at ptarmiganptracks.blogspo

We're now back to nearly normal, with a healthier respect for the forces of nature vs. human technology. Just grateful it wasn't winter time! emoticon

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CHRIS3874 10/10/2012 8:55PM

    Yeah, we got snow today - really stupid early this year we usually do NOT get it until after Halloween. I know it isn't going to stay but its still frustrating.

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OTEN36 9/20/2012 2:18AM

    Very cold temps for Northern Minnesota. I wonder what type of winter this will be.
Here's to your power staying on...

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LASKIE2 9/11/2012 6:00AM

    I am glad to learn that you and your love ones are okay!

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BEARGODDESS 9/10/2012 10:07PM

    Sorry to hear about the windstorm outages! Another friend is in Alaska, experienced the wind storm, but thankfully didn't lose power. The ideas on your other blog are very good. We occasionally lose power for a couple of days due to heavy wet snowfall and I frequently fill pitchers and the bathtub when I think we might lose power. We're on well water too. We have a swimming pool which we use for flushing-the-toilet water, and also boiled and cooled we've used it to bathe and wash our hair. We use a woodstove for cooking and heating water. Some of our neighbors have generators which come on automatically to run some of their electric appliances. We have a generator too, but not one which comes on automatically! Lol!
I had a tall pine miss the house by a couple of feet in a high windstorm, and had to have a friend come rescue me with his chain saw.
I'm glad that everyone came through it safely, and that it wasn't winter as you've said.

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