Another good reason to have an alternate heat source.......greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I have been lurking here for at least 6 months, and have posted occasionally. First off, I want to thank everyone for all of their diligent research. The reason I don't post that often, is I find most of my info from you guys, I don't have time to do the digging.
Anyways, to get to the point, I thought y2k would be about a 7. My husband and I prepped accordingly. I am so happy right now that we have alot of extra firewood for our woodstove, as the motor in our furnace went out today!!! Alot of our friends were concerned about our situation ( we live in the mountains of Idaho where it is currently snowing) and we just laughed. Not a worry in the world--except for paying for the repairs! :)
-- Kathy (email@example.com), January 04, 2000
You're right. I bought a small generator from a friend before rollover. Today's temp was in the upper 60/ low 70 range here in SC. Raining+stupid drivers+stupid drivers=no power for 4 hours or so. Fired up the generator and kept everything going (with discretion of course) including my well pump. If I hadn't prepped=no genset=no water=irate Mother in Law who had company coming tonight and was trying to cook=usual doghouse for me when crap happens. As it was, we had good company, a good dinner and MIL was content with the world. Makes for a happy camper
-- Lobo (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2000.
What a concept.
Still no rain in Silicon Valley and the resevoirs are "really" low... not far to bone dry. Hearing hints of water rationing on the newsmedia. Subtle ones... at this point.
The unexpected awaits.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), January 04, 2000.
Diane, dejavue, Lake Oroville is extremely low right now. We need rain desperately. Holding onto one's preps especially if you live in California, would be the most prudent thing to do. No rain, no crops, late rain means crop damage, means $$$$ for food.
-- bardou (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 04, 2000.
I know where you are coming from. We desperately need this snow. Unfortunately, we are not getting alot of accumulation, but something is better than nothing.....
Still toasty warm by the fire....:)
-- Kathy (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.
Living in Fl, one might laugh at alternate heat backups. But in anticipation, I refilled propane for old Motor home, got firewood for deco fire place. Well, to our chagrin, we ran out of propane for our home on the coldest night (29 degrees) We could not cook in the house stove, nor run the heater. This experience continues to teach me wonderful lessons. First, automatically assume everything to be a lie until you research it to death and can conclude otherwise. This includes your Doctors diagnois, your politicians platform, your Governments claims to help you, the bogus info from the food industry about the expiration of your canned food, and every other huckster who seeks to separate you from your hard earned money. It is up to you, to find the truth, it is not going to be on the news, or the front page.
-- Pupils dialated (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.