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Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 165
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 - 5:51 pm:   Edit Post

Chicago just experienced the worst power outage, at least for quite some time, with 860,000 customers without power.

My family, (fortunately not my business) lost power at home starting Monday July 11th at 8:30 am and we just got our power restored at 4:15 pm CST this afternoon.

The last time I got to use my Series Custom was Sunday. With closet thing to power was with a generator, which an angel at Home Depot held for us (for one hour only) which its main purpose was to run our saltwater aquarium and refrigerator.

Some folks around here with well water had no means of using any plumbing systems at their homes.... no showers... :-)

Com Ed had workers coming from at least 5 states helping to restore power. Thanks to all the men and women who helped.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10278
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 9:14 am:   Edit Post

The last time that happened here was in winter, and I was melting snow on the cookstove to get water to flush the toilet with, and stuffing big pots of snow into the refrigerator.

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