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Old 09-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #5391
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please have T. let me know if you have another episode like last night's. This makes so worried for you!!! I cannot tell you how it causes all of us stress when you feel bad. I know what those rides in an abulance do to all of us. Wish we could be there to help you.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #5392
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Addie, as I wrote before, don't forget that you cannot charge your cell phone when the power is out. A landline that doesn't have to be plugged into a power outlet, will still work when the power is out.
About 95% of our power lines are underground. I can't remember the last time we lost our power. And I have a Lifeline that is plugged into the phone line should I need help. It is provided by my Elder Service Plan.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #5393
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It is raining here this morning, so I may stay indoors today

Time to get on with some cross stitch I guess
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:33 PM   #5394
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About 95% of our power lines are underground. I can't remember the last time we lost our power. And I have a Lifeline that is plugged into the phone line should I need help. It is provided by my Elder Service Plan.
I haven't got the confidence you do. The short power outages aren't a problem for the cell phones for the most part. I was without power for 8 days during the ice storm of 1998 and Zhizara was without power for over a week because of the hurricane. I don't think having the power lines underground helps a lot in those kind of situations.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #5395
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About 95% of our power lines are underground. I can't remember the last time we lost our power. And I have a Lifeline that is plugged into the phone line should I need help. It is provided by my Elder Service Plan.
Won't disconnecting the land line disconnect the Lifeline?

The one my mother had used the same land line that the telephone was connected to. The one she had was called LifeAlert.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #5396
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Addie, as I wrote before, don't forget that you cannot charge your cell phone when the power is out. A landline that doesn't have to be plugged into a power outlet, will still work when the power is out.
You can get car chargers for cell phones and DH got me this handy dandy little charger that can be plugged in between the charger and the phone. I keep it charged then if I need it (not near car or house or power goes out) I just plug it into the phone and I get about an hour extra charge. I can even plug it in to the car charger. I will see if I can find a link for it!
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #5397
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I haven't got the confidence you do. The short power outages aren't a problem for the cell phones for the most part. I was without power for 8 days during the ice storm of 1998 and Zhizara was without power for over a week because of the hurricane. I don't think having the power lines underground helps a lot in those kind of situations.
If I lived further inland instead of Boston, I would be more concerned. Some of the towns up near the NH/VT borders have had some terrible times with power outages due to storms. One year as long as two weeks or more during ice storms. The City of Boston has an active Elderly Commission that checks on the elderly during storms. If they can't reach them by phone, they send someone around to check on them. They send out a reverse 911 call to all the seniors in the city. "If you are all right, please press #1." If there is no response, they will send the police or some other person to check on you. We are pretty well looked after. Our Mayor realizes that the elderly are now the largest voting block and we are diligent in voting in every election. Even the primaries.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #5398
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Won't disconnecting the land line disconnect the Lifeline?

The one my mother had used the same land line that the telephone was connected to. The one she had was called LifeAlert.
No. I just remembered. All telephone lines in this state, even if there is no service to it, anyone can plug in a phone and call 911. I can walk into an abandoned building that is half falling down, and the phone jack will have a dial tone for 911 calls. Even pay phones (you remember them, don't you?) allow a 911 call without depositing or charging any money. So I will still be able to make a 911 call from a land line phone. (Thanks for the memory jog.)
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I originally had planned to go to the pool tonight. Then, I layted down for a short nap & woke up 2 hours later, by then, it was time to bring the daughter to piano lessons. Now I am just enjoying a nice cool breeze coming through the back door, sitting in my recliner
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SB, were you in your recliner when you fell asleep?

I am forever falling asleep in ours
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