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Old 08-15-2003, 06:43 AM   #1
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Hi All
I was just curious as to how many of our fine members got caught in the Blackout.:wave
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:51 AM   #2
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not me, but do those who lost it have electric yet? When I went to bed, they were still without.
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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Some of them do ,but it will take a while to get the grid back up to speed

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Old 08-15-2003, 07:10 AM   #4
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My daughter was visiting us, had a barbeque anyway. The only problem for us was that we could not have ice cream with our pie because we did not want to open the freezer door! Power back on here about 2 a.m. today. Good chance to look at the stars last nite.
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Old 08-15-2003, 07:31 AM   #5
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Forgot to add, my wife is a coffee addict, she goes out to the trusty Trillium in the driveway, turns on the propane, voila, she's got her coffee! Too bad the hydro came back on, I was planning on breakfast out in the driveway in the Trillium...
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Old 08-15-2003, 07:39 AM   #6
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Here in a suburb of Kingston Ontario our hydro was back on at 10:00 last night. My parents right in the city came on at 4:00 am. We currently have a boil water advisory in our area. Many parts of Ontario are not expected to have hydro for the next few days and the rest are being asked to conserve by not using air conditioners, doing laundry or taking showers. Some places are not to flush the toilet even.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:21 AM   #7
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A blackout plus

Here in Wisconsin we did not lose power and this morning I discovered a positive aspect of the blackout. I received about 80% less spam e-mail than usual.:)
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:04 AM   #8
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Black, black, blackout

I got stuck, Literally.
I was 45 minutes from the end of my shift when the power went out.
4000 feet underground in a mine.
I can't say enough about how nice it is(severe sarcasm mode on) to spend 10-1/2 hours in a small room with a bunch of belching,farting, smelly miners,and to top that off two of them snored so loud no one else could fall asleep.
However, I must say that our local hydro crews did an outstanding job of shunting power around to get us up and out asap.
If you have't ever been underground, you just can't begin to understand the word darkness.
it's darker than when you close your eyes in a dark room.
There is an absolute lack of any light when you turn off your caplamp that is very eerie, not scary, just very eerie
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:55 AM   #9
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Joe

We understand that darkness. My husband also works in a mine, but not as a miner. He works on a physics project in the Soudan Underground Mine State Park. If you take the historic tour, they turn off the lights, and it is amazing. They are in a huge room tho, so they wouldnt have to deal with the rest of the crew if they didnt want to. And if the power goes out, they have everything down there, food, water, bathrooms(chemical, providing they were just dumped). I would not be worried about them if they had to stay there a week. It is an amazing place, if anyone gets here to see it.
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:17 PM   #10
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Photos

You can look at some pictures on the website if you care to.
http://www.fnal.gov/pub/presspass/pr...tos/index.html

Long for sure, but still interesting. Remember, this is all 1/2 mile underground. And they are working on getting the new national lab and building a BIGGER one. It is all very exciting for an area that is loosing it's mining very fast.
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:39 PM   #11
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* * * * * * You can look at some pictures on the website if you care to. *
http://www.fnal.gov/pub/presspass/pr...tos/index.html
Long for sure, but still interesting. Remember, this is all 1/2 mile underground. And they are working on getting the new national lab and building a BIGGER one. It is all very exciting for an area that is loosing it's mining very fast.
Deb, Intersting pictures. I thought that they were going to be like this one. :laugh :laugh :laugh
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f3d1a3fa6057LightsOut.jpg/>
Inside a mine with the lights out! :laugh
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:42 PM   #12
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They were all like that, but they didnt think it would go over very well for the press. It's all about getting money, you know.
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #13
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You guys are too funny...<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f3d4793186b3rofl3.gif/>

We have a mine here too that is the sight of the Sudbury Neutrino observatory. it's 7200 feet down.
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Old 08-15-2003, 04:25 PM   #14
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thats deep

finially someone working deeper then i used to live!
neutrinos are neat not exacty a wave not exactly a particle .
oh becarefull i might get exicted to a higher energy state!
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