Day: February 14, 2007


Our generator slugs on, running nonstop for more than 10 hours now as AEP struggles with power outages in Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Riner, Pilot and Floyd.

When the power went out last night at 9:37, AEP festimated they would have it restored by midnight. Midnight came and went and now, eight hours later, the new estimate is by 11 tonight. AEP probably learned the art of lying from airlines.

This will be the longest test of our generator since we installed it two years ago. Hopefully, it is up to the task.

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Have an ice day

021307ice.jpg Got home just in time as ice was already forming on the mirrors of the Jeep. Time to head in and watch the approaching ice storm from the comfort of our living room.

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Talking about my generation

The power blinked on and off four times before going out for good at 9:39 p.m. Our Guardian backup generator started up 45 seconds later, restored power to all circuits and is still running two hours and 15 minutes later.

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