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kelly71
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   Posted 3/2/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
As some of you may have heard (or experienced), there was a big winter storm that blew through AL, GA and the Carolinas (and is heading north).  We have almost 6 inches of beautiful white snow on the ground.  I love snow.  But there's something I don't love...having no electricity! mad    It went out around 10PM last night and as far as I know, it's still out.  BTW-I'm writing to you from my mom's computer (she has power, and HEAT, LOL).
 
Since my apartment is completely electric, I don't have heat, either.  It was about 50 degrees in there this AM. smhair    Of course, like an idiot, I was still trying to turn on lights, only to be reminded that DUH my power is out! rolleyes
 
Anyway, the cold and added stress (being at my parent's once again) is just adding to my pain.  BTW-please know that I am very grateful and thankful to have a warm place to go.  Please keep your fingers crossed that the power will be back on soon.  Oh! Don't worry, I'm not planning on smoking, LOL. wink
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


getting by
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   Posted 3/2/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,

I hope that you get your power back soon. It is good that you had a place to go. I am sure that you will have power soon, though I know that where you are, they aren't use to snow. And six inches is a lot at one time.

I know that you wont smoke. Even under this stress. You have come a long way. I am so proud of you. Way to go Kelly!!!

I hope that things get back to normal soon so that you can go back home. We have so much snow here in Michigan, that I don't think it will ever melt.

TAke care my friend,
hugs, Karen
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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/2/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Isn't it amazing how much we rely on electicity!  I know the feeling about going around and trying to turn the lights on when there's no power.. Big DUH.  Been there done that!

I don't remember where you live but I know most of the east coast got slammed.

Hope you get your power back soon!! And I'm VERY proud of you that this little bump in the road hasn't made you want to smoke!!  It'll all be over soon.. (don't envy you having to stay with the "folks".. but its good that you have a warm place to go and that you can stay intouch.)

Extra Warm Hugs,


Patti
 
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leemadd
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   Posted 3/2/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly,
We are in PA and have about 8 inches it is blowing and drifting we have 2-3 foot drifts the dogs are having a blast
LeeAnn

sheryl=jk
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   Posted 3/2/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly I live in GA and am experinecing the same storm system you got, our power kept going out yesterday, but it is back on now, i hope yours goes back on soon, i am glad you do have a place to go.
My kids school was cancelled, and my husband stayed home from work, the roads were too icy. we had trees down in teh driveway.
I is pretty to see the snow though. we havent had a good snow in a while, probably wont have one for a while to come. Anways good luck with the elecricty. take care...
 
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Baloo
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   Posted 3/2/2009 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Yeah, We've got the storm up here in NH, I woke up with all the pain in hands, feet and legs.  I've been outside all morning, running errands in the 10inches of snow and wind, and man everything is cramping up.  Like you in Michigan I don't think it will ever melt with all the ice on the ground.  But it sure is purtty. Lets go catch some snowflakes on our tounge tongue . Its a nice thought my daughter is bored and poking me with her big toe.  Awwwhh Spring, spring where art thou?  smilewinkgrin

Sherrine
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   Posted 3/2/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope your power is back on in a hurry.  I hate losing power, too.  You don't realize how  you depend on electricity until you don't have any.  I have an all electric home, too.  Thankfully you have someplace to keep  you warm.  You'll be  back home before you know it.!
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/2/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow, I haven't paid much attention to the news on my homepage today. Just those few hours last week without power was enough for me. Without my little heater I was under four fleece throws and freezing but I got chilled trying to get in the house.
 
I haven't talked to son in NC to see if they got anything. I know when they get snow or ice there are so many wrecks cause people don't know how to drive on it so please be safe. Even if it is at your parent's again Kelly. devil
 
This weather thing is just crazy. SC gets six inches of snow and that is probably about all we have gotten here in central Illinois all winter.
 
Stay safe and warm!!!!
 
luv and hugs
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kmhayes
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   Posted 3/2/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Kelly-
I hope your power came back on!! I can't believe...that with all the snow we have had in Maine this year, we have not lost power once. today we got about 12 inches of snow....it is still snowing lightly..and its a lovely 19 degrees! that is really tough being in a place with no alteratives to electricity!! we have a jumbo woodstove...so we'd stay warm....hang in there with the parents!!
          Kelly


kelly71
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   Posted 3/2/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm back in my apartment after the power being out for about 20 hours. My grandma (my mom's mom) is 83 and her power is still out, so she is gonna spend the night at my parent's. LOL-she was very reluctant to leave her kitties until I explained to her that a cat's normal internal body temp is about 3 degrees higher than ours. Besides, one of her cats weighs...30 pounds! shockedYes, you read that correctly!

Anyway, it's nice to be back in my own place. My stress level has made my pain level go through the roof. And the freezing temperatures aren't helping either. shakehead

BTW-for those of you that live in the Midwest or the Northeast, you've got to realize how people in the south freak out when it snows just a tiny bit. Schools close if there's one inch on the ground. It also amazes me how stupid (that's the only way to describe it) people are with the way they drive. It's like they think, "Hmmm...it's snowy and icy. Should I go slower or faster?" Then they slam down on the gas and fly down the road...right into a ditch. LOL My parents grew up in the Midwest, so they know how to drive in the snow and ice.

Anyway, I'm back home...hoping that the snow that has melted and turned to ice doesn't cause the power to go out again. Fingers crossed. yeah
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
 
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson


jewelrylady
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   Posted 3/3/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly,
 
I am so glad you are home, there really is no place like home.  Just snuggle down & keep warm.  I hope your power stays on & you don't have to go to your parents' home again.  Take care. 
 
Hugs, Denise

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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/3/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Glad you're back in your snuggly little nest, Kelly.

I know what you mean about southerners not knowing how to handle snow, I lived in GA for a few years, but was orginally from NJ.  When it snowed there people really freaked out!!  The day my son was born (in GA), there was a bit of a snow storm (about 1 1/2"), my husband was a southern boy and totally couldn't handle the drive to the hospital.  LOL, we wound up getting a police escort!!!  I was terrified because no one knew how to drive. ( I wanted to drive, but couldn't b/c I was in labor )

Warm hugs,


Patti
 
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GamJill
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   Posted 3/3/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Kelly- My son just got his permit and last week right after it had snowed two inches, I took him up to the High School's parking lot to let him get the feel of driving on snow. (There is no getting around not driving in snow in this neck of the woods). For the first time he did not do too bad, but there wasn't anything to hit!  smilewinkgrin

Happy to hear you have power again and your back home- 20 hrs. was long enough!

GamJill 


 
 
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Chartreux
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Kelly you are very lucky you had somewhere to go when the power was off, last year when Ike hit us, our power was out for four
days and it was so very hot 98 degrees, we lost a lot of food, fema only provided ice no food and had to rely on canned goods for
over a week before the stores were able to restock, some folks where without power for a month and in the hot heat, it can be very hard..
I'm very sorry you had to endure the power outage and I'm glad your power is back...
The little thing we take for granted when the power goes out, is not easy....
I hope your grandma will be ok and make sure the electric company knows how old she is and where she lives as the elderly should
be first on the list of getting power retored!
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