The lights went out around us!greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Last night, we had a power failure (rouge backhoes). The power company came out to repair the lines, it was 20 degrees, wind around 30 mph and snow. We had prepped for the big one (roll over) with solar panels and wind generators. It was so cool to look out across our little valley and see NO LIGHTS (except ours). One of the linemen came to ask Why we had power. We are OFF the GRID"I Must Say". His response was "Cool". I will never look back and regret our preps. Y2K has given us strength and knowledge to over come most obstacles in life. The one thing I am grateful for, is Y2K has brought myself and others, closer to understanding that WE must change our dependence on oil before this planet becomes another Mars. BTW, does anyone have a recipe for 1500 pounds of pinto beans?
-- xtech (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000
Good for you xtech !
-- Dan G (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
i do but you have to have a really BIG PAN TO DO IT!!! and you probably don't have one that large.
i am refining my homemade yogurt recipe to use up all that dry milk in no time!! as soon as i have the bugs figured out i will post it.
-- tt (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
>It was so cool to look out across our little valley and see NO LIGHTS (except ours). One of the linemen came to ask Why we had power
OUCH! Where were your blackout curtains? Remember, they didn't prepare, but they will remember. Security, first.
-- (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
"BTW, does anyone have a recipe for 1500 pounds of pinto beans?"
Would you settle for 1500 recipes for one pound of pinto beans? [g]
-- Ron Schwarz (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
The site formerly known as 1,000,000 recipes online has moved to http://www.cook-books.com/reg.htm
I'll bet they'll have something you'll like.
-- Ken Seger (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
With 1500 #'s of beans you could start your own natural gas factory to augment your solar power. Power the whole neighborhood!!
-- Guy Daley (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
See the TB2K preps forum, hotlink under "About" on the New Questions (main) page of this forum. Recipes for beans, rice, tuna, and so on, from forum members.
-- Old Git (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
And the answer is...BEAN DIP !!!
Good for all four seasons and any time of day.
Bean Dip Recipes
-- snooze button (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
Hey, what's a "rouge backhoe"? I know what a backhoe is, of course, but do some backhoes powder their noses?
-- jumpoff joe a.k.a. Al K. Lloyd (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.
we had a power outage at around 7pm on Dec 30!
This was the first time we ever had the Inverter Kick in automagically and silently power the house. We're in a suburb of Chicago! not a rural area.
the first thing we did was run around and turn off all the lights. I knew the power would come back on in about 2 hours (and it did), but it was very comforting to know that everything worked. (especially the furnace, the fridge, the freezer.....etc etc)
I do not want the ComEd guys coming over to the house to ask why we have power when noone else does.
Then the city inspectors show up, then the insurance company....yeeesh.
-- plonk! (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 13, 2000.
Hey Snooze....whose gonna refry my beans and can'm up for me, so I can make the dip?
Anybody got a recipe for home re-fry'n?
-- farf (email@example.com), January 13, 2000.