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#4471265 - 04/20/19 12:23 AM Of course that happened  
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Made my dinner, some nice broiled salmon with roasted carrots and roasted plum tomatoes, sat down to eat and watch 'Grand Prix'.

Power goes out! Just after 6pm. Stoddard hadn't even crashed yet.

Ate my dinner just before it got dark. I had a good sized side-dish of extreme annoyance. Seven comes and goes. It's 70*F out. Getting dark. No light pollution anywhere. I pour a scotch by flashlight and step onto my tiny deck. Pull up a chair, feet up on the table. I can hear the bugs skricking in the distance. No lights. Quiet. No cars. The battery back-up clock is creeping ...to...eight.

I take a second sip of scotch and start to relax. Ahhhh.

Not one minute into this, the lights all come back on!


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#4471266 - 04/20/19 12:27 AM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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You know what they say, 462cid: timing is everything.

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#4471409 - 04/21/19 05:27 PM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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Originally Posted by 462cid
Made my dinner, some nice broiled salmon with roasted carrots and roasted plum tomatoes, sat down to eat and watch 'Grand Prix'.

Power goes out! Just after 6pm. Stoddard hadn't even crashed yet.

Ate my dinner just before it got dark. I had a good sized side-dish of extreme annoyance. Seven comes and goes. It's 70*F out. Getting dark. No light pollution anywhere. I pour a scotch by flashlight and step onto my tiny deck. Pull up a chair, feet up on the table. I can hear the bugs skricking in the distance. No lights. Quiet. No cars. The battery back-up clock is creeping ...to...eight.

I take a second sip of scotch and start to relax. Ahhhh.

Not one minute into this, the lights all come back on!

Depending on how secluded it is where you live you could create the same experience with a trip to the power panel.


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#4471527 - 04/22/19 07:47 PM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind


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#4471660 - 04/24/19 12:47 AM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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Originally Posted by 462cid
Don't think it hasn't crossed my mind

It is OK for it to cross your mind just don't cross the wires. biggrin


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#4471666 - 04/24/19 02:02 AM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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Same principle I learned from Ghostbusters: don't cross the streams. It's an important safety tip.


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#4471739 - 04/24/19 08:32 PM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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Crossing streams isn't so bad. Just don't let one touch an electric fence.
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#4471755 - 04/24/19 10:17 PM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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Egon says it's "bad"


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#4471784 - 04/25/19 01:56 AM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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We may be talking about different streams. wink


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#4471789 - 04/25/19 02:49 AM Re: Of course that happened [Re: 462cid]  
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Don`t pee on a electric fence in wet grass, tough learning experience at 5. LOL


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