Friday, March 10, 2017

Power To The People

Yes, that's the cry in my neighborhood!   I have been without power since Wednesday night.  A neighbor hooked up a generator for me Thursday night to run the refrigerator, a lamp, coffee pot and two space heaters.  I have no internet.  The weather is taking another turn towards winter with temps dipping near 10 degrees in my area for a couple of nights. 

I am one of the nearly one million victims of the largest power outage ever in Michigan. At one point over 850,00 were without and as of Friday afternoon the number is still over half a million.   The energy company hopes to have power restored by end of day Sunday.

I'm taking a moment from work to let you know the results of our little contest will be delayed.  The contest still ends Saturday evening. I do have trouble accessing the blog from my phone but will attempt to comment on the post to announce the contest deadline.

I haven't disappeared and will follow up as soon as the Randomizer is running on full power!

1911  Detroit Tigers play in the snow

14 comments:

  1. That stinks. I heard Michigan was without power as one of my best friends lives in Almont. But I didn't know it was STILL out! Good luck getting it back. There's very little I like less than losing power.

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    1. Almont is literally up the road from me. I go through there often. I fear some folks will be without power through Monday.

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  2. That stinks, Julie. I hope you stay warm with the cold front coming through this weekend.

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    1. Thanks BCH. I love your blog name, btw.

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  3. Holy cow! That's one big power outage. Stay warm!

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    1. I miss Harry. Thanks Tom!! It's very c-c-c-c-old here!

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  4. power here in East Lansing.. watching the WBC... hope you get yours soon

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    1. Derek, no fair watching baseball - or rubbing it in anyway! ;)

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  5. Ugh. I was without power for 8 days back in January 1998. I still have flashbacks, and have despised outages ever since. Hope it's back on as I type this.

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    1. N.O. It's a lot like Little House on the Prairie here minus Nellie.

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  6. Ive been lucky. About 6 or 7 years ago, an ice storm hit central Oklahoma and many folks were out of power for a week or more. I happen to live along a main trunk line and my power was out for a total of four hours. Living in the country, I have a generator and was able to maintain internet connectivity during that time.

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    1. Hello my fellow Okie! The generator I have is doing the job, keeping me and the pipes warm, running the fridge, space heater and coffee pot. Internet not really an option during the outage but I'm getting some reading done!

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  7. Hope you're able to stay safe and keep warm. I was discussing blackouts a few months back with my friend. She loves them, because she's able to light candles and read books. I hate them, because I can't access the internet and read blogs.

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    1. A blackout is fun for a little while perhaps when the weather is mild. I love the notion of candlelight reads but my eyes need more light. I often wonder how many folks suffered from poor eyesight before the days of electricity for that reason!

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