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you mean KY is showing how shrubco/gov/mayor should have done it in NOLA?
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I think Kentucky is evidence that Obama doesn't care about white people. Where are all of the travel trailers and Visa check cards? Where's the public outcry. OR........is this evidence that Kentuckians not only do what is required of them to SURVIVE on their own, but also help their fellow man? As it should be! This is in no way a thinly veiled reference to the Katrina debacle. I'm sure we can figure out a way to pin this ice storm on Bush. Think hard.
Well, the area was hit Tuesday the 27th. The National Guard was activated Wednesday morning and FEMA as been in state since Friday [some were on the plane that I came in on].

We don't need travel trailers as no houses were washed away. All we need are bucket trucks and dumptrucks and folks with chainsaws. FEMA is coordinating generators from everywhere and NG is delivering them with HMMWVs.

So yes, we have learned to survive pretty well because, in the past we have had to. This one is interesting in that we actually have help from outside sources that are making things move quicker.

But as I said to a friend in Beirut who asked if we were OK here. We don't have Hellfire missiles coming through the roofs of our houses and apartments, this is an inconvenience.

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Well, the area was hit Tuesday the 27th. The National Guard was activated Wednesday morning and FEMA as been in state since Friday [some were on the plane that I came in on].

We don't need travel trailers as no houses were washed away. All we need are bucket trucks and dumptrucks and folks with chainsaws. FEMA is coordinating generators from everywhere and NG is delivering them with HMMWVs.

So yes, we have learned to survive pretty well because, in the past we have had to. This one is interesting in that we actually have help from outside sources that are making things move quicker.

But as I said to a friend in Beirut who asked if we were OK here. We don't have Hellfire missiles coming through the roofs of our houses and apartments, this is an inconvenience.
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Well, the ice has started melting and so there is no need to await plows or salt trucks after tonight. I will be able to pick up my truck tomorrow from the shop and all will be back to normal. OK, normal might be optimistic.

It has been fun being "icebound" for a couple of days. It has allowed me to build most of my cabinets while working and playing.

Looks like power is back to most of the area, "only" a hundred thousand or so still without power.

Over the past two weeks the weather has had HIGHS of ZERO, 46, 10, and now 55 today and for the next few days. Everything should be just mud and dirty for the next bit. But at least it won't be ZERO.

NOTE, if you install a new HUNTER programmable thermostat at midnight, make sure that the instructions do not have a BIG ASSED MISPRINT. It will cause the heating system to, for some inexplicable reason just think that the fan is really all that is needed as it watches the temp drop to 59.

Also, their diagram makes it look like all the jumpers are in a single parallel circuit which is [obviously] not correct. At 6am, the internet is your friend getting the correct information to wire it correctly to bring that heat thingie back on line.

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^Congrats. We need snow here tho or it will be a too dry come spring.
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