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Preparations

Feb
21

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Morgan, leading the staff.

We’re expecting a potential ice storm overnight, so I’ve done my usual preparations. My generator wouldn’t start, so I put the float charger back on it. (Argh.) I brought in wood for the fire. I’m baking bread and cooking a pot of beans–my customary power outage comfort food. Maybe it won’t be that bad. Maybe the power won’t go out.

It’s okay either way, and that’s a good feeling.

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 21, 2013  

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  1. 2-21
    5:53
    pm

    Take care! So far we’ve had no ice storms this year in Dallas. The pot of beans sounds yummy!

  2. 2-21
    5:58
    pm

    Yep, this storm seems like it really means business. Me…getting in supplies, making beans (!), battening down the hatches. (wind’s been terrible scary last couple days)

  3. 2-21
    7:29
    pm

    Here’s to staying warm and dry! What is with that generator of yours? :no: It’s been a real pain. How frustrating…. The last time I had to deal with generators, one was perfect but underpowered, and the other had enough power but it leaked and stalled and generally was a pain in the behind. =C

  4. 2-21
    10:43
    pm

    We have rain predicted, flooding rain. Here’s hoping your ice is limited and we don’t receive the 8 inches predicted.

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