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Old 08-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #5231
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Right at the moment, having a private "celebration" -- in the past week, my surgeon and my physical therapist both told me "good-bye". They both said to call if I need them, and not to expect too much of myself -- it is going to hurt and I will limp for awhile. But they gave me recommendations and move on! Yay!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #5232
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Just after I posted that, our power went out! It was out for about an hour and a half. You should read today's entry. It was a hard morning in our house today.
I have a "Thunder Range". It's a single burner and burns butane, so it is safe in the house. We bought it after the ice storm of 1998, when we were without power for eight days. We have a little moka maker for espresso-like coffee, or we can boil water and make Melitta coffee or French Press. I don't like to be without my coffee. I could get by on good tea, but they both need a way to heat the water and I have it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #5233
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Right at the moment, having a private "celebration" -- in the past week, my surgeon and my physical therapist both told me "good-bye". They both said to call if I need them, and not to expect too much of myself -- it is going to hurt and I will limp for awhile. But they gave me recommendations and move on! Yay!

Huzzah! Glad to hear your good news.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #5234
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I have a "Thunder Range". It's a single burner and burns butane, so it is safe in the house. We bought it after the ice storm of 1998, when we were without power for eight days. We have a little moka maker for espresso-like coffee, or we can boil water and make Melitta coffee or French Press. I don't like to be without my coffee. I could get by on good tea, but they both need a way to heat the water and I have it.
Except for heat this apartment is all electric. I have a propane camp stove and a 12 volt plugin percolator for the car.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #5235
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Except for heat this apartment is all electric. I have a propane camp stove and a 12 volt plugin percolator for the car.
Yeah, my place is all electric too, including the heat.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #5236
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That's great Claire!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #5237
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Yeah, my place is all electric too, including the heat.
We are also all electric, including the pump to the well, which means we don't even have water (one or two flushes) when the power goes out. We have a charcoal grill outside, and that's it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:13 PM   #5238
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Trying to stay awake for a couple more hours. Woke up at 5 am, even though I didn't fall asleep until almost 2 am. I'd like to make it until 7 before I crash. Then I can start being on a more normal get up at 5 am routine. I don't do well on so little sleep. Going back and forth on weekends when I work til 10-11 pm to week days when I have to be up at 5 is going to be interesting...
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #5239
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We are everything electric including the heat. I have one of those butane burners. DH got it so I could practice omelets for school.

...no, seriously!

We were tested on omelets and they had to be perfect - cooked but not brown and rolled properly. Our electric stove kept making me mess it up so he got the bright idea of getting something that would mimic the gas stoves at school and it worked! Other than putting a little too much lox in my omelet, it was perfect!
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I am relaxing watching TV and doing cross stitch...I am in a lot of pain with my shoulder today...taken some strong painkillers
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