Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Igloo



After the initial shock, survival mode quickly becomes routine before it gets annoying.

After four days without power, what I need first is a long hot shower. Scenes of the Big Dump will be coming up.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear from you. Are you going to tell us all about your experience?
sallysmom

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

We here in Buffalo, where we can still see the grass, are anxious to hear your tales of "Big Dump"...

Lola said...

So glad you are ok. That sure was a big one. Hope your power stays on.?
It's not any fun without power. Did that one yr. with 18" of the white stuff---that was the 4th of April that yr. But I still loved it.
Will they be trying to plow your road anytime soon?
Do take lots of pics so we can see.

Christopher C. NC said...

Sallysmom I'll show it. The telling part will be short and sweet.

Jim do I hear your PR wheels spinning? It you can make use of Clyde's misfortune to Buffalo's advantage feel free. Of course you will probably laugh at my "Big Dump".

Lola I sure hope the power stays on. It was a good lesson for preparation for living in the cabin. It has no fireplace.

Anonymous said...

So is it too late to do a fireplace or should you buy a generator?
Sallysmom

Kitty Parmley Cunningham said...

A few years ago, we had 5 ice storms in about a month and a half, losing power for days each time. I lived in a house with a gas log fireplace and we were OK because of that. The first winter I was in THIS house (with no fireplace), the heat pump went out on a Saturday. I had NO compunctions about getting a little kerosene heater to get me through that weekend, not at all sorry to have back up in case of another power outage in the winter.
If I never need it again, it won't matter, but if I do, it'll be a relief to know its here.
And that isn't meant to be a suggestion. Just an acknowledgement that winter weather is sneaky and definitely something to be prepared for.

Christopher C. NC said...

Sallysmom it is never to late to put in a wood burning stove, but I will look to see about a battery operated or other alternate ignition source from the manufacturor of my tiny wall mounted gas furnace for when the power goes out. A generator would work too. I have seen several clients putting in gas powered generators for electric backup. These gas generators must have some alternate kind of ignition source.

Kitty I will have a small gas furnace. It has an electric pilot with thermostat. Usually you can't just light those. I'll have to look at the model I am considering for power outage backup for lighting it.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The Cabine never looked cozier. All it lacks is a curl of smoke comeing out of the chimney.

Kitty Parmley Cunningham said...

Our gas logs had an electric starter, but when there was no electricity, we just used very long matches.

lisa said...

So glad to hear that you got through the storm okay, despite the power outage. I'd be careful of fumes if you went with a kerosene heater, but then you likely have a CO2 monitor already since you mentioned gas. If you have a clearing that gets enough sun, a solar generator would be nice (plus you wouldn't have to fuss with fuel when you need to start it up).