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    They think between 3-4AM this morning, we might get some more rain.

    We got good rain last night. Enough that we lit some pre-emptive candles but the power never went out.

    I wouldn't mind some more of that. It's been so cool seeing all the rain so far this year after how bad the last year was (in ALL ways)

    10:10 PM - Airport temp reading is down so several of the TV temps are down but it seems to be 74F w/ 77% humidity.



    We do live in a bit of a flood plain so we try to keep an eye on these things. Year to year flooding is one thing but biblical flooding could be completely different.
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    By the way, some people around here (down the road a little) are working on 18-ish hours without power. About 50 telephone poles and a substation got taken out.



    It's taking so long because they have to fundamentally rebuild the power structure in that area.
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    if we ever have power outages it is usually because some critter
    has dun gone electrocuted itself somewhere on the lines.

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    It's usually storms here that take the power out. Our longest outage was 48 hours. The food at the top of the freezer had to be used in a hurry - the stuff at the bottom was fine (just).
    I keep wondering whether to buy a generator; to use it once in a blue moon when the power goes off for more than a few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misrule View Post
    It's usually storms here that take the power out. Our longest outage was 48 hours. The food at the top of the freezer had to be used in a hurry - the stuff at the bottom was fine (just).
    I keep wondering whether to buy a generator; to use it once in a blue moon when the power goes off for more than a few minutes.

    A gasoline or propane generator is the cheapest thing to get for this use, maybe $500 or so, but they're loud and stinky.
    Of course you'd rather get a solar generator, noiseless and no stink, but look up what solar generator you need to run a home refrigerator for a few days and you're looking at around $3000 and up, more if you buy solar panels. My bigger Jackery doesn't come near being able to run a home refrigerator and won't even run the tiny refrigerator in my shop.

    I'd get a gas generator that uses the same gas as your car (if applicable), that way you could siphon gas out of your car to run it if the outage is prolonged.

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    ^ They sell them in the German discount shops (lidl and Aldi) for, maybe, 300 euro. It's usually in the summer and I dither...

    I used to be indecisive; now, I'm not so sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misrule View Post
    It's usually storms here that take the power out. Our longest outage was 48 hours. The food at the top of the freezer had to be used in a hurry - the stuff at the bottom was fine (just).
    I keep wondering whether to buy a generator; to use it once in a blue moon when the power goes off for more than a few minutes.
    It's almost always the storms here unless it's a super hot day in the summer.

    It's been easygoing raining all morning long and into the afternoon now.

    Nothing overwhelming, just steady rain. (my favorite kind)

    Some puddles have formed but not the large flooding kind and the street out front is handling the water well.

    1:23 and it's 72F/22C with 83% humidity and we have a few room fans going but no AC or (definitely not) swamp cooler.
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    We're having a wonderful monsoon season aren't we Frosty.
    Flash flood warnings here daily for a week, and I've watched on radar as several storms barely miss us, I haven't been directly hammered here yet.
    Knock on wood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BondJmsBond View Post
    We're having a wonderful monsoon season aren't we Frosty.
    Flash flood warnings here daily for a week, and I've watched on radar as several storms barely miss us, I haven't been directly hammered here yet.
    Knock on wood.

    Yes, we have. Another reason in the thousand why this year is better than the last one was. (at least partially)

    It's pretty much been raining in some form since early morning.

    It was pretty hard in bits and pieces, but mostly normal and now it's really lightly sprinkling. Street's a bit flooded but not "Turn around. Don't drown" depth.
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    Rained for a little while earlier, stopped and then it started back up again.

    It was fairly rough for about 15 minutes but it's nice and slow right now.

    Night rain's nice because the temperature cools down.
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