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June 17th, 2007

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05:23 pm - That was spooky
There's a strong wind today and about 3:00 it blew down a branch on to a power line in the neighborhood, cutting power. Now, I'm a patient guy and there wasn't anything too pressing that I required power for. Sure, I'd miss part of the Twins game and my 'net connectivity was down, but I kind of needed a nap anyway so it was no big shakes for me. Unfortunately, Ericka doesn't have that luxury. She needs electricity to power her Bi-PAP or she ends up feeling like she's suffocating as she struggles to breathe. She was very patient, however, and waited an hour and a half before insisting that I set up our generator to power her equipment. So I cleared a little stuff out of the way in the garage and dragged the generator out into the yard. Then I grabbed some extension cords so I could connect it to her power strip. As I stepped back into the house to run the cords, I heard the whirring rush of the AC. Yep, the power was back on. Just like magic.
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Date:June 18th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Dude, maybe you have powers.
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Date:June 18th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
Of this, there is no doubt. Question is, what are the powers and how can I use them for evil good.
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Date:June 18th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
I assume insurance wouldn't pay for a generator...?
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Date:June 18th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
Actually, the generator we have was paid for by Ericka's insurance. They, being an insurance company, won't pay for a generator that would power the house, of course, only one that will power her medical equipment (primarily her Bi-PAP and oxygen concentrator). So we have a portable gas-powered generator that we store in the garage for such emergencies. They happen so rarely, however, that various amounts of kipple accumulate around it between uses.

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