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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Forced Off The Grid


The winds were so bad  last night we lost hydro from 5pm to  at least 4 am this morning . We had to tie and anchor all we could out side  earlier , the winds were gusting to 95 mph  .  So Papa and I band down the hatches  lit some hurricane lanterns  and put the wood stove on . I can cook in a hydro outage cause I have a gas stove  but really didn’t feel like it so we just had a sandwich and some potato ships with it  ,  kind of a picnic by candle light ! Then after that Papa had his  Android Tablet hooked up to our huge marine battery the we used to use when we had the big boat but it is useful for all kinds of things and we then were able to listen to audio story books  he has on his Tablet !  as we were listening to story’s  I went around and took a video and photos of us off the grid in a wind storm !

What We do in a hydro outage

                                The video was taken in night shot mode  it is hard to focus on things in the dark lol

                                                              Now photos of our evening in the dark lol !

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                              We have a gas furnace  but it uses hydro to start up lol so the wood stove does well for heat !

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                   Good to have some survival things in hand and  we always find things to do in just about any situation  lol !

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                                                                            Time for a cuppa tea !!!!

The hydro must of come back on in the early morning maybe at about 4 am , At 5 am Papa got up to go to to work and is now on his way home as there is a lot of wind damage to hydro lines and poles all around the area and lots of people  and work places still with out hydro , So this was our excitement for the evening more then normal that’s for sure lol !

                                      The winds have dies down a bit more  and all is slowly becoming calmer again !

                                                                     Until next time , stay safe and have a good day !

                                                                                   Country Gal


William Kendall said...

We really had the high winds later in the day and into the evening. Getting home last night would have been more of a challenge if I was walking into the wind instead of with it, but I did have to hold onto my backpack.

Gail said...

Glad you made it without more storm damage.

We plays games and read with ours off. I think it's almost fun if it only stays off a while.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It looks like you made the best of things. I must say, the lamp light is lovely! I heard that a lot of people lost power. Fortunately, all is well here.


Lisa Tucker said...

Love your night photos...looks so cozy and warm. I sometimes wish that we could lose power just to slow life down some....that is until the dishes and laundry need Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope you have a great one!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

It all looks so cosy, but I do feel for you with those high speed gusts. How lovely to hear your voice too :-) Keep safe and warm xx

Jane and Chris said...

Glad you were safe. We had the high winds but our power didn't go out,which is unusual.
Jane x

Pamela Gordon said...

I heard about the terrible wind there and in Montreal as well. A lot of damage incurred. Good thing you have a wood stove and gas. We have a generator plus use solar powered batteries now when the power goes out so well prepared. It doesn't happen much here but we're ready for it. It was a beautiful day here and went up to 14C. A big snowy nor'easter is coming tomorrow night and we might get up to 30 cm. of snow!! We may have to put that generator to use after all. :) Have a cozy evening.

Anvilcloud said...

We lost some shingles. Well they're still there last I looked, but they were sure flapping in the wind.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is horrid when you lose power isn't it. We are all electric here for cooking and the heating is gas, but like yours needs electric to start it, so we dread losing power. I hope that you will stay safe and sound and warm and dry. xx

colleen said...

Sure make one take things at a slower pace..but it looks like you were comfy cozy and making the best of it. Glad you are safe and sound.