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Old 12-13-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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We're alive!

If you all are following the news, you know that OK has experienced a really bad ice storm. We lost power at my place early Monday morning. We still haven't gotten it back on, and the way things are looking, probably won't for another week or so. I do have a generator coming on Friday, but I'm still offline for a bit.

Needless to say, I've had to get rather "creative" with my cooking, since the house is all-electric. I do have a large grill, and I borrowed a "cassette burner" (think small, portable, camp-type-stovetop with a butane cartridge) from work and am using that to cook with.

I'll get back with you all when I can.



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Old 12-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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AllenOK... awe man, I can't imagine what that would have to be like. I think the longest I have ever been without power is 2 or 3 hours. Glad to hear from you and hope that they get the power restored very soon! Stay warm buddy!

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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Oh, Allen, be safe and do the best to take care of yourself and your wonderful family. I wish I could send you fuel and help. At the foremost, do your best to stay warm. Visit when you can. We are thinking of you.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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I thought our Ice storm was bad till I read your post..""I cried becauce I had no shoes till I met a man with no feet""
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:58 AM   #5
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Glad you're OK.
I just overnighted some batteries, lantern, propane... to a friend of mine in Tulsa. The few stores that are able to be open are bare of these items. Bad situation over there right now. Hang in there.
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:57 AM   #6
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Allen-I have never been through an ice storm,huge snow storms yes,I think ice is probably worse. I'm glad you have a generator coming. In the mean time stay safe and warm. Good luck
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:03 AM   #7
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Glad you are safe, I can't imagine recovering from all that, but I suppose it would take longer to melt here.
I hate big snowstorms,(when I have to drive) but 2 feet of snow is nothing compared to 1 inch of ice.
Stay safe! Hope you can get that oven going soon!
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:29 AM   #8
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Glad to hear from you, AllenOK. Stay safe, and I hope you get power back soon!
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:49 AM   #9
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Glad to hear you are okay - be safe and stay warm.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:02 AM   #10
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Thanks for checking in, glad you are still alive, I know it is hard to live without electricity!! Good luck!

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