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Originally posted by kim0217
today in dallas we've had 9 power outages i have the worce feeling that this bad weather has just started and were in a world of hell coming this year why is the goverment taking power from us as is it feels like its -1 outside with no heat i would love to know what makes them have the power to dictate who has power and who dose not
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
I am in Houston and have been experiencing them as well, no ice or snow however, it's windy and probably about 50º outside.
Originally posted by kim0217
im sorry i wont be posting any more ill just read thought it was odd that only certain places where cut off and the rest didn't get a single power shortage
Originally posted by Champagne
reply to post by unityemissions
You know............not all of us, that HAVE to keep the heat up, are stupid, as you say!!
I'm in Lubbock, TX. It has been from -5 to -17 degrees here since yesterday. All day yesterday and into last night, I keep the temp around 70. Then flipped out on my elderly mother when she had the nerve to say she was cold. Flipped out because I do not know how we can afford an extremely high electric bill.
You see, we are on a fixed income because I had to quit work when mom was diagnosed with cancer last March. I managed to get on with a health provider and make some $$ as mom's provider (caretaker). But my income has dropped, since 2009, from $30,000+ a year to less the $12,000. Needless to say, we just get by each month. So, I was really sweating the frigid temps.
Since that moment last night where, IMHO, I had a lapse in judgment....I have kept my mother as warm as she wants to be and will continue to do so until it is all over!!!! She has been through more than enough in the last year and I will be damned if I will let her freeze!! She has lost ALOT of her body weight and is cold most the time but this extreme cold was making her ill......me, too, I just had not really noticed.
Hell, I was not able to sleep until around 4am because, even with 2 layers of bed clothes and 3 blankets, I was too damn cold to sleep!!! To hell with that!!! Do not get me wrong......I will work it out with the electric company to pay whatever the bill is and I am so grateful for electricty!! I really believe an extended period of this kind of cold would be the death of most the population - once the major power outages would start. We are a very spoiled generation.....most people could not survive it.
But, all of us are not stupid people...........just thought I would say.
edit on 2/2/2011 by Champagne because: (no reason given)