Saturday, March 9, 2013

Too Much?


I replaced the snapped belt on my snowthrower after I ran over a set of chains which I thought was a clump of mud.  
Now, people say: it isn't going to snow enough that I'll need my snowthrower anymore this year.


After Hurricane Sandy knocked out the power to my house for four days, I decided I didn't want to be Amish.  So, yesterday I bought a generator.
Now, people say:  I won't lose power long enough to use my generator.  

Uh, oh.  I better not...uh...um...shake hands with my best friend anymore (this is a euphemism).
After all, I still want to have sex.
No sense taking unnecessary risks.
Still, I'll miss my "special time."

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  1. They'll all be at your doorstep when the power does go out, and you and your "friend" can flip them the bird.

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  2. OMG..... That is a SNOW THROWER. Where do you throw the snow? In your neighbor's driveway?

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    1. Very good-you are very much correct. Whenever I say "snowTHROWER", I always have to then say "snowBLOWER" so people know what I'm saying. And, I throw it on my neighbor. Serves him right for standing next to me, gawking.

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  3. I find there's nothing wrong with being prepared really. There's no telling when "just in case" will actually come, but there's always a chance it will.

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    1. And "just in case" happened in November. It sucked being without power. Like I said, didn't like being Amish. Although I did look cool in that beard.

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  4. Damn, you really waste to time getting rid of that snow, that thing would clear Yankee stadium.

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    1. You got that right. Shoveling's for sucks.

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  5. I think this is a good idea regardless Al haha, absolutely love the concept even if you'll never ever get to use it.

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    1. And today is 57 degrees. Dare I say we've turned the corner?

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  6. I imagine the Amish partake in vast amounts of "special time" in the dark.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Verily, would thee care to bump uglies come the dark, Rebecca?

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  7. I just told Tony we should look into getting a generator... now, four weeks after the blizzard, he shakes his head no. He weighs the chances that we'll be without power long term again and says it's not worth the money.

    Yeah.

    I'm buying one this summer. I'm not Amish either. :)

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    1. For years, I've put off buying one. The chances of needing one long term are fairly remote, I'd guess, but it does ease my mind somewhat. I'm also (CAUTION: We are now entering tin-foil hat area), I'm afraid that power outages may become more frequent in today's day and age. Hope I'm wrong.

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    2. I'll make you a tin foil hat.... with feathers. But I agree, we are so power dependent and becoming more and more populated. I am off a main road, so we usually get power restored quickly, but now we have a (what will be expensive) salt water fish tank and the boy's bedroom is in the basement, so having heat, even for a little while is totally worth it.

      Plus, Dad is thinking of getting a new one... selling us his old one for WAY less than what one would normally cost AND he can run it into the main. Kind of a no brainer.

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    3. I really, really hope I'm wrong. You're right, our society is so inter-connected with everything that an accident, act of God, or manmade disaster could take the whole grid down.
      No brainer, for sure. Jump all over that.

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  8. For years I have wanted a generator. But, my husband says that he can't just pull money out of his ass, no matter how much he would like to.
    This winter has been the first one I can remember when we didn't lose power. One year we went a couple weeks without it. That was a fun winter.

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    1. If he's pulling money out of his ass, I'm thinking the good folks at Home Depot will direct him to Lowes.
      The first winter you didn't lose power? I'm thinking that's God's way of saying, "Geez-a-Lou, you folks have had enough problems."

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    1. Even more so in a powder-blue tuxedo (I have pictures).

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  10. The only problem I had with no power was the fact that I had no internet. Being that I have a couple online selling venues, it was a bit nerve racking.

    Did you know Home Depot and Walmart have free wi-fi?

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    1. Wow, I didn't know that. You think I should take Penwasser Place on location? I hear they have toilets there.

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  11. Seems to me the people who say such things cannot thing of anything else to say and so they have to try and make you feel bad........I would be tempted to say when you are powerless and snowed in don't come to me for help

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