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Well, the last 20 hours have been just as fun as it can be! Lost power last night due
to a tremendous spring storm. Lots of wind (60 mph), lots of rain, a little downburst
about 100 feet from us and lots of trees going down.

So, out comes the generator, heavy with a tank of gas, hook it up and got power to the
RV so life was aok after it got going. Got to sleep around 1:30 a.m.

Got up at 7 a.m. to see what kind of damage was done. Well, this little acre was
completely covered with limbs, leaves and 1 tree on the fenceline. Checked the
generator and it needed more fuel.

Went to take the garbage to the local trash receptacle (no garbage pickup out here!).
Before I could get there, I had to move 3 tree remanants out of the way to get down
the road and 3 more trees were just out of the way. Got rid of the trash, got some
gas and came back home and started clean up….

Found out that 3 trees had hit the powerlines about a mile down the road, so needless
to say, the generator had to stay noisy for a while longer.

Yeah! Power is back! I gotta tell ya, it is time for solar and/or wind energy on this
place! Just have to find some money to get it rolling so I am not at the mercy of
this power company and a gasoline generator. Any one know how to convert a gasoline
generator into anything besides gas?

First things first. The RV cover is about 1 week from being finished (yahoo!) and
then the next project will either be solar or wind. Have not decided yet but will let
you know!

What a day!

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  1. clint Says:

    Sorry to hear that,maybe use solar power!
    Check out hgtv.com they have some solar powered homes and giveaways also.

    clints last blog post..Victory is On the Way

  2. Linda Says:

    thanks for the tip…. come back soon!

    Lindas last blog post..Power Outage

  3. Diane Says:

    OMG Linda! I’d also vote for solar assuming you all have as much sunshine as we do here in Vegas 🙂

    Dianes last blog post..Duck Duck Guru To Increase Website Traffic Or Just Go Broke

  4. Linda Says:

    Yes! We have enuf sunshine as Vegas! This winter we had enuf wind to supply one of those wind farms. Barely 1 day a month below 20 mph!

    Lindas last blog post..Power Outage

  5. zork Says:

    Linda, I also vote for solar. Texas has an abundance of sunshine. Humans are messing up the environment and the weather patterns are more unpredictable than ever on earth. I am happy to see that you are a green human. The Earth needs more like you.Good Luck.

  6. Linda Says:

    Thank You… we are getting there little by little. Come back again!

    Lindas last blog post..Power Outage

  7. alex Says:

    Hey! Thanks for all the great info. I was browsing through a bunch of green websites and blogs and I came across yours and found it very interesting. There are a bunch of others I like too, like the daily green, ecorazzi and earthlab.com. I especially like EarthLab.com’s carbon calculator (http://www.earthlab.com/signupprofile/). I find it really easy to use (it doesn’t make me feel guilty after I take it). Are there any others you would recommend? Can you drop me a link to your favorites (let me know if they are the same as mine).

  8. Linda Says:

    thank you. you can also go to green like us or eco friendly life and toys or ecoinsomiac or zork. There are plenty of us out there.

    Lindas last blog post..Power Outage

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