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Old 12-27-2010, 03:58 AM   #31
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How soon will your husband be home? You should be all right for at least a day or two. How cold is it outside?

We heat with electricity and it was chilly, but okay during the ice storm in the late '90s. We didn't have any power for eight days. We wore lots of clothes in the house and the cats slept in the bed with us.
Thank you. The wind chill is 4F or below.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:06 PM   #32
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Hello all. The smell of gas was because the furnace chimney was covered in about 2 1/2 feet of snow maybe more and the fumes that couldn't escape the chimney came in the house and the furnace shut itself off. I opened my cabinets and kept putting the dryer on in the bathroom to keep the pipes from freezing. Put the oven on and off a few times for heat. I didn't get much sleep and was having putter problems. (I will deal with that later.) Also on top of all that crap the toilet was stopped up. I thought just what I need frozen waste pipe also. But it just needed a lot of plunging. I have no clue what the problem was but after about an hour of plunging and cussing that was taken care of. AND as a bonus I worked up a sweat which kept me warm!! (hey a bright side!! LOL) Hub cleared the chimney off off this AM. I did make a post about all this before I did the dinner thread but then my putter froze had to shut it down. When I came back just now that post is gone for some reason. I finally got some hours sleep. It is very windy out there. They weather channel and the channel 12 Jersey news station said that bergan county got around to 30" of snow. I am right in the middle of that band of snow fall. I went out this morning to try and shovel the deck and steps, took 4 steps, fell on my a$$ and twisted my ankle so bad that it is swollen to twice it's normal size. BUT brightside I stayed on my butt buried in about 2 feet of snow so I ICED the ankle for about 10 minutes!! I am trying to have a sense of humor here. When it snows it blizzards!! I cracked myself up!! That girl should get over here with a big a$$ box of salt!!
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:49 PM   #33
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(((hugs))) I hope the ankle is better soon. Have you put an elastic bandage on it? Don't walk on it too much. Sounds sprained to me, but I'm no expert. Crutches might be a good idea.

I'm glad the furnace problem is taken care of with no frozen pipes.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:54 PM   #34
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(((hugs))) I hope the ankle is better soon. Have you put an elastic bandage on it? Don't walk on it too much. Sounds sprained to me, but I'm no expert. Crutches might be a good idea.

I'm glad the furnace problem is taken care of with no frozen pipes.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:03 PM   #35
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Hello all. ... I went out this morning to try and shovel the deck and steps, took 4 steps, fell on my a$$ and twisted my ankle so bad that it is swollen to twice it's normal size. BUT brightside I stayed on my butt buried in about 2 feet of snow so I ICED the ankle for about 10 minutes!! I am trying to have a sense of humor here. When it snows it blizzards!! I cracked myself up!! That girl should get over here with a big a$$ box of salt!!
Careful...I usually trip over handicapped ramps and do myself injury. I'm so glad that everything worked out, even though you ended up with a bum ankle!

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:30 PM   #36
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Careful...I usually trip over handicapped ramps and do myself injury. I'm so glad that everything worked out, even though you ended up with a bum ankle!

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Me too!! I fall off those kitchen rugs that are only 1/4 inch thick!! My foot and ankle are damaged from a car accident years ago to begin with.
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Last year, the ramp leading into the building was iced up. I headed outside to start my Jeep, since it had been very windy, I hit the top of the ramp, slid all the way down on one heel and ended up at the bottom, in slush, on my back...all four paws in the air. I had the wind knocked out of me and I was soaking wet, but I was unhurt, except for my pride.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:53 PM   #38
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Last year, the ramp leading into the building was iced up. I headed outside to start my Jeep, since it had been very windy, I hit the top of the ramp, slid all the way down on one heel and ended up at the bottom, in slush, on my back...all four paws in the air. I had the wind knocked out of me and I was soaking wet, but I was unhurt, except for my pride.
Oh owie!!

I went down in snow and when I landed in the snow what flashed through my mind was a cartoon of someone hitting the ground and a cloud of snow going up! PUFF!! LOL
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Oh owie!!

I went down in snow and when I landed in the snow what flashed through my mind was a cartoon of someone hitting the ground and a cloud of snow going up! PUFF!! LOL
LOL! A Coyote Poof!
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LOL! A Coyote Poof!
Yup!! I feel like Wile E. a lot of the time!! I have SO many klutz storries!!
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