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Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

Caturday O grabbin’!

Rabbit
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Rabbit
5 years ago

We have been lucky through all this weather not to lose power.
Our luck ran out yesterday.
About 1pm, I was in the computer room working on a jigsaw puzzle when the lights went out. Over the next few minutes, they popped on & off & finally quit for good. It wasn’t even raining at the time. So I was reduced to just reading a book in the twilight. When BW was about to come home, I sat on the front porch & waited for her. She figured it out when the garage door didn’t open . She came inside & we stared at each other for awile. No afternoon coffee. I never called the electric company, cause I thought it would pop back on at any time. BW called them & they said it would be back on at 5:30. So we went for a non-scheduled dinner out at the neighborhood Tex-Mex place. We usually go there for lunch because the evening portions are huge. I at all mine (of course) but BW had to bring some of hers home.( Which I just reheated for breakfast.)
The power was back on & we had our ‘afternoon coffee’ then.
None of our electronics were harmed, so that was good.

See ya later
(POO-f)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Happy Caturday, GN!

Hai, RabBeet! Glad none of your electronics got damaged…and envious you had Tex-Mex for dinner. 😉

I’ve got all of my “critical” electronic stuff plugged into an uninterruptible power supply which also provides surge protection. When I lived in L.A., I did the same thing and was very glad the day we got a nasty voltage spike. The power supply got fried, but my computer and studio gear survived.

Re Mac’s thread pic: I wonder if that book has a section on how some cats try to do what Hannibal Lecter did to Multiple Miggs.

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

We’re STILL finding casualties of whatever it is that hit us. Yesterday’s was the gate lights. The last comment of Mr. X’s was, “Wait, that shouldn’t turn those off! They’re not even *wired* into that bundle!”
Capricious lightning is capricious.

And Mr. X is a little tentative about having things plugged in now when a storm’s coming. “Uh, darlin’? I still have to work…”

Good Morning EveryGerbillyBody from my little prairie patch of a whole STATE that’s under a Flood Warning!

We’re supposed to start getting moar rain this afternoon ’til Tuesday (which I hope will ameliorate the damage to the grapes that I didn’t mean to do with the weed torch).

I was giggling to myself using that thing yesterday -- I was fully prepared: rain boots? Check. Sidearm? Check.
So if anything was going to come slithering out of the weeds, it was gonna die! Nothing did though. So that was a good thing.

Other than that, I gots nuthin’.

Coffee?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, TeX!

T’anks for teh kawfee.

Didn’t know your entire country is under flood warning; hope the whole Lone Star contingent stays safe.

I don’t know how well it actually works, but have you pondered surge protecting the entire house?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Hai, RabBiT, TeX, and Fatwa!

We spent the day, yesterday at SeaWorld (free tickets!) -- haven’t been there in years. They’ve really changed things to emphasize education, conservation, rescue, etc. vs. entertainment. On the way home we had dinner at a great Mexican restaurant in Carlsbad.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Gerbils -- I’ve sent y’all an email. If you didn’t get it, then I don’t have your email address.