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Power Outage Conquest-

A storm rages outside. Rain pours like a monsoon. Loud thunder and blinding flashes of lightning, waking me from the depths of my sleep. I want to turn over and go back to the land of dreams, but the sound keeps me awake.

The Comfort of a Standby Generator

Then I see the flicker of the clock radio as it goes off and back on again. Wow! How comforting to have a standby generator which kicked in a couple of times that night. My fan still hummed above me, and the air condition overcame the humidity. The humming sound of the backup generator soothed me as a fire truck siren screamed though the neighborhood.  When everything settled down, the rain still pelted against the window, lulling me back to sleep. Worries of no alarm or uncomfortable temperatures fled with the thunder as it rolled off in the distance.

 Independence from the electrical power grid is amazing! I rest with confidence in my generator’s ability to protect my family against power outages.

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Prepared for Power Outage-

May 7, 2012

 The Generac backup generator is now installed. No longer is my family subject to power outages, brownouts or blackouts. I have peace of mind with our own backup power source, a one year’s supply of food and four months of water supply.

These are only some of the things I recommend people do to be independent and prepared. Check under the Resources section for an article on Strategies to Prepare for more helpful information.

You can call me a prepper, paranoid, or whatever.  Just don’t call me when your electricity goes out.

 

The Day the Lights Went Out at Home-

Spring 2012

Although I planned to install a generator for my personal home use, I hadn’t gotten around to it yet.  I arrived home early on a Sunday afternoon. Unable to open the garage doors, questions flooded over me. Maybe the control needed fresh batteries? Do I even have a house key? Yes!

After parking my car in the driveway, I went in and started to warm a leftover steak lunch.

Flashing digital clocks confirmed my worst fear. It wasn’t a need for new batteries that prevented the garage door from opening but a power failure. How could this happen on a sunny day.

Now what? I was rather perplexed at this point since what I wanted to eat required electricity. I found some lettuce and vegetables to top my cold lunch and wondered how long the outage would last.

Since the TV wasn’t working, I decided to read a good book instead. Having gone camping last summer, I at least had a couple of battery operated lights to read by. After working on the lamps to get the maximum light on the page of the book I was reading, I continued to ponder the situation. I wondered how long before power returned. What caused the power outage?  Would the refrigerated and frozen food survive?

After several hours without lights, heat or electricity, the power final came back.  I went out, opened the garage, and pulled my car in, promptly deciding pioneer days would be the wrong period of time for me to live. I couldn’t fathom life without electricity in the past, much less  in the 21st century.

Thankfully the power outage was comparatively short in duration. I resolved to take action and prepare my family for the future of power outages, rolling brown outs and black outs.

Surprise! No Lights!

By Gary Armstrong

 Minding my own business, taking a shower, getting ready to go to church when…

DARKNESS!

Now when you are in an interior room with no windows and the lights go out, it is DARK! Not dim, but total blackout. I couldn’t even see my hand in front of my face!

It’s amazing what thoughts fly through your mind when something like that happens. My knee jerk reaction was “the water is going to go cold!” Gas water heater – not gonna happen. My mind quieted that fear. Next came thoughts about what electrical appliance, computer or other electronics were plugged in and turned on. Would they get zapped when the electricity returned? How could I see to shave? Where’s the soap?

Out of the blue, the door opened and my wife brought in a candle. What a blessing. It’s amazing how much light a candle puts out when the room is totally dark. If I had some place to put the candle INSIDE the shower I could really see. Nice, but not possible.

What would it be like to live WITHOUT electricity? Unbelievable. No stove. No microwave. No refrigerator, freezer, toaster, or blender. No hair dryer or curling iron. What would my wife’s hair look like? No iron. No TV. No way to charge my laptop, or my cell phone. What about the meat in the freezer and the food in the refrigerator? How did people survive without electricity?

Ending my shower quickly, I called my neighbors (glad I remembered to charge my cell phone) to determine the extent of the outage. No one had electricity or a clue about what was going on. No storm, wind, or ice – and no electricity. No notice from the power company either.

My wife put her hair up in curlers, gathered up all her stuff to finish dressing, and we headed off to church, where she finished drying her hair and other girly stuff in the ladies’ bathroom.

The power company stated the power would be back up “sometime today.”

Thanks a bunch. What a hassle.

After church we went out to eat, just in case the power was still out. Back home, the electric wires hummed with activity again. Thank you, Lord, for electricity.

Sure would be nice to have a natural gas backup generator when this happens next time. And most likely we will see a next time.