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Old 11-01-2011, 09:05 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear about all that, Andy!!

I hope that the early season storm is not an indication of what is in store for the rest of the winter!
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:12 PM   #12
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Sorry to hear about your electricity woes.

How the heck do you make coffee in an electric coffee maker without power?

I know a number of ways to make coffee without electricity, but none of them use an electric coffee maker.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:17 PM   #13
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Sorry to hear about your electricity woes.

How the heck do you make coffee in an electric coffee maker without power?

I know a number of ways to make coffee without electricity, but none of them use an electric coffee maker.
Manually pour hot water through the grounds, just using the machine as a ground holder I imagine, lol.
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Manually pour hot water through the grounds, just using the machine as a ground holder I imagine, lol.
That would never have occurred to me. I have Melitta cones for that. I did once use the basket of a coffee maker to make coffee in a restaurant that had gas stoves.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:30 PM   #15
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149 mini candy bars... 148 mini candy bars... 147 mini candy bars...



i hope you get your power back soon so the kids get some candy, andy.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:44 PM   #16
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Sorry to hear about your power woes Andy. I have extended family in Maine who were also out for several days. This really stinks! I hope things are back to normal soon.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:53 AM   #17
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Power goes out around here often enough that I have learned to live with it. I have two gas fireplaces, gas cookstove and a gas grill, and a gas fired hot water heater with a piezo pilot. Some in the neighborhood have a gas HW heater with an electric pilot, not a good idea. I french press coffee, but grind my own, so that can be a problem. Once ground coffee in a mortar and pestle. Slow, but then again, not much else to do.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:52 AM   #18
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andy, i'm sorry to hear that you had to suffer a piece of that treacherous storm fallout. you seem to be coping well under the circumstances, though--even managing a lame "powerless" joke--what a guy!:) hope your power is (already) restored, and everything is back and running again. that was one nasty halloween trick....
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:07 PM   #19
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We got our power back around noon today. I'm airing out the house before I turn on the heat. Lots of odors from candles and lamp oil.

I tossed all the contents of my kitchen freezer and some stuff from the fridge. The freezer in the basement held out amazingly well. It stayed cold and the food was all still frozen! Kudos to Sears for great insulation.
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We got our power back around noon today. I'm airing out the house before I turn on the heat. Lots of odors from candles and lamp oil.

I tossed all the contents of my kitchen freezer and some stuff from the fridge. The freezer in the basement held out amazingly well. It stayed cold and the food was all still frozen! Kudos to Sears for great insulation.
Congrats on the return of your power, Andy! Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you see the lights come back on?

Good luck with the outage cleanup!
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