Heavy snow, power is out

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  1. StratSounds

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    It dumped wet snow overnight and we woke up to a power outage. That means no heat, and bailing out the basement sump by hand. Guess I won’t be playing the blues this morning, at least not on an electrified guitar. I’ll just be singing the blues instead.
     
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    HAng in there, July is coming.
     
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    That's part of the reason I left NH for FL. If it gets cold enough here I may have to wear pants and a sweater when I play golf.
     
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    Ugh. Been there. I hope that if you had gear in the basement, it stayed dry.
     
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    Our driveway in Minnesota has piles 5 feet high at each corner 2 weeks ago. They have all melted in the last few days. It is AWESOME.
     
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    Been there, done that. Left Maine in 1993 for North Carolina. Very seldom does it snow here. But when it does, I have the only snow shovel on my block.
     
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    We got about a foot of that heavy stuff. No power out at home, but work was on generators this morning. Lots of tree branches down in the neighborhoods.
     
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    I saw the Twins and Indians players in short sleeves yesterday. (2-0 Twins, woohoo!) What was the temp? The weather is pranking. It's not May yet. I lived in St. Paul for 23 years so I KNOW winter is far from finished!
     
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    Ah, I'm so happy I'm not working today. I've been looking out my window all morning at SLC snow trying to figure out if I have to shovel it or not. Come on, sun!
     
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    Yuck!
     
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    Sorry StratSounds, when I say “like” I really me to say how sorry I am to learn of your predicament :D
     
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    Going on 8 hours without power now. This is probably the 2nd longest outage I’ve ever experienced in this house. I’ve lived here for 20 years. Pretty lucky I guess really.

    No gear damage in the basement, but I’ve been using a bucket to bail out the sump about twice an hour because so much water is coming in and the pump obviously runs on electricity. Luckily the sump is right next to a bathtub so I can dump the bucket right there, but going down there to bail water twice an hour is getting real old real fast.

    Feels like I’m on some sinking ship down in the dark basement with a headlamp bailing water. Luckily this isn’t a matter of life and death, but it is getting a little ridiculous at this point. If this happened more than once in a blue moon, I’d be shopping for a backup generator!
     
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    I'm in love with my little VOX Amplug for travel. It would be great in a power outage as well.
     
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    Sounds like its time to build a fire and break out the acoustic.
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    What is this "snow" you mention

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    Buy a Blackstar Fly 3 and ALWAYs have the means to play the blues!
     
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    Sounds like you could use a pump that's run by a cordless drive. One end in the sump, one end in the tub. Go down a couple of times an hour and pull the trigger!
     
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    Sorry to hear about your predicament.
    A few years ago I picked up a small 5500 watt generator I can plug it right into a ring that’s attached to my electric meter .
    It allows me to switch on breakers to power my house .
    Three or four days was the longest for us without power .
     
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