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We were more fortunate than most because we had a fire place and a generator. It has been hell. we got a little tv but really need to do some things as soon as people quit buying stuff like batteries up. This is what I missed the most...light. We had a guest who had a wonderful flashlight that put out enough light to read by and did not need re charging. We have ordered one. I hope that this list will be helpful but hope you do not ever experience an ice storm like we had. Buy all the batteries that you need in case of an emergency. If you buy a generator get a really good one..ours was mediocre. Get some oil lamps and keep them filled. Immediately buy dry ice for the refrigerator and freezer if you don't have a generator. Our appliances that use natural gas enabled us to have hot water in the kitchen and one bathroom. Added to the stress is the election. I am so afraid we will lose our democracy. trump deliberately undermined faith in the democratic process. Now we are hanging by a thread. It is 3:37 and Joe still has not got the electoral votes that he needs and trump's machinations and lying are literally making me ill.

posted on Nov 6, 2020 1:38 AM ()


every things is looking good, Biden home by a long stretch, i liked Bidens speech yesterday ,HE'S THE MAN !
comment by kevinshere on Nov 6, 2020 4:16 PM ()
Yes, he will heal our country. Part of the problem is dumb people.
reply by elderjane on Nov 7, 2020 4:31 AM ()
2:15 PM on Friday and still no call. It really doesn't look that bad tho. If Joe wins one I think it's over. He needs 6 electors.
We lost power for six days the first year I owned this house. Electric company gave out dry ice after a few days. So when I updated the electric in the house that all and had the house wired to plug the generator into the house outside. The gen has to be run once a month under load to keep the stator fresh and boil off any moisture. Except for a few plackouts that lasted an hour or three I haven't needed the gen. But it's nice to have as long as there always good gas on hand.
Amazon sells small solar charges for phones and power banks. Probably not much good during an ice storm but also good to have on hand. They do work under cloudy conditions these days.

Stay confident! Honesty usually wins out in this country.
comment by jjoohhnn on Nov 6, 2020 11:22 AM ()
I am glued to the computer and the tv. I wanted the blue wave. I find trump and his slimy family nauseating. Joe has said that trespassers will be removed from the white house and I hope they all go to jail. I hope you are right and that honesty will finally have the day.
reply by elderjane on Nov 7, 2020 4:34 AM ()
I think you can take heart. Military air cover for Biden is in place and Secret Service agents are already assigned to him. This is a sure sign that he will prevail. He is leading in the remaining states and only Alaska is staying red. Biden will get Michigan, Arizona, Nevada and Pennsylvania. He only needs Pennsylvania. Trump needs all of them. He won't get them.
comment by tealstar on Nov 6, 2020 8:21 AM ()
I cannot relax. I took my coven of four elderly women to the polls who, naturally, were Biden voters. Mark Kelly has been declared a winner and I am so happy about that.
reply by elderjane on Nov 7, 2020 4:36 AM ()
I think when the states are finished, there won't be anything for Trump to sue in court about -- that he make stick. Some complaints do not invalidate a state's vote count.
comment by drmaus on Nov 6, 2020 6:16 AM ()
The states Secretaries of state have been remarkable. They have taken a stand and stuck to it. I am still fretting!
reply by elderjane on Nov 7, 2020 4:38 AM ()
It is an alarming time.... election wise. America has shown her true colors.
comment by kristilyn3 on Nov 6, 2020 4:48 AM ()
Let us hope the hearts of darkness will heal when there is no longer a mad man to incite them. If they want to fight, they ought to join the marines. I understand from my husband, a former Marine that they can whip you in to shape pronto.
reply by elderjane on Nov 7, 2020 4:41 AM ()

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