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Old 01-25-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Kerosene lamps produce heat as well and work well to heat water. It's slow but can produce sufficient quantities of hot water. BTW, you do have some kerosene lamps, don't you? Think about kerosene heaters and a kerosene stove as well for a grid-down emergency. The great thing about kerosene is that it's safe to store in your house very different from gasoline.
During a 5-day winter power outage in 1979, I feel asleep reading beside a kerosene lantern, was overcome by fumes, ended up semi-conscious in the ER with extreme vertigo and nausea and inhaled vomit, transferred to ICU, had to undergo a battery of neurological and nephrological and pulmonary function tests. All came out ok enough, no lasting damage, but docs told me kerosene inhalation damage can be cumulative so told me to avoid it here on out.

We have natural gas logs in the fireplace, a gas cooktop & water heater, a plethora of battery lamps and chargers so we're good for a few days without power.

 
Old 01-26-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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With the temps above freezing I decided that it was time to haul a couple more garden carts of wood from the big stash in the back yard to the front porch racks. Wasn't long before I had my jacket unzipped as I warmed up with the work and needed a break so here I am.

This morning I culled a bunch of dishes and glassware from the kitchen to donate to the local thrift store. Hooray for less stuff in the cupboards that I don't like and only use because it was on the top of the stack. Now I'll have to eat off the plates and bowls that I like.

Late yesterday I finally managed to fix the lazy susan in the corner cabinet and got all the canned goods back on the shelves in an organized manner. Must make a real effort to eat down the inventory - save a few bucks by using up what's already bought and paid for.

Stay safe and comfy during the next big chill that many of us are about to encounter.
 
Old 01-26-2014, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I also took this last cold spell (20-30's in Texas) and did some major cleaning and rearranging.
Pile of books for the library, bag of clothes for goodwill, some extra kitchen gadgets, etc. to give to my son.
The pantry got organized with the oldest cans brought up to the front.

Any more cold spells and I'll be painting the walls next
 
Old 01-26-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Any more cold spells and I'll be painting the walls next
If you provide us with pictures and you do a really great job I just might let you come and paint my place and I won't even charge you too much for the privilege.
 
Old 01-26-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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LOL, isn't huddling inside the cave fun? I, too, cleaned off the buffet, vacuumed and cleaned off the dining table which had become a depository for newspapers.
 
Old 01-26-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Arctic blast...

Minus 34 degrees in Minneapolis tonight, plus blizzard.
Minus 50 degrees to minus 35 degrees windchill factor in upper Midwest.
Snow in New Orleans.
Snow 48" and freezing rain in NC and SC.

Florida, anyone?
 
Old 01-26-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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During a blustery cold night the other night this is what went on at Stately Clark Manor: Chef Joe, who is half Italian, made a complicated pasta dish that included white beans, a tomato based sauce, turkey sausage and other things. Then the next day Handyman Rod, who is also half Italian, made a huge caldron of homemake chicken noodle soup with escarole and farfalle noodles.

What is Officer Clark supposed to do for an encore? Make matzoh ball soup and latkes and kreplach? I never asked my mother for her recipes.
 
Old 01-26-2014, 09:10 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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What is Officer Clark supposed to do for an encore? Make matzoh ball soup and latkes and kreplach? I never asked my mother for her recipes.
How about having a Jewish Deli night with cheesecake for dessert? Yummm...
 
Old 01-26-2014, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Arctic blast...

Minus 34 degrees in Minneapolis tonight, plus blizzard.
Minus 50 degrees to minus 35 degrees windchill factor in upper Midwest.
Snow in New Orleans.
Snow 48" and freezing rain in NC and SC.

Florida, anyone?
Enough already!!! I can't take this anymore <shakes fist> They have closed schools for the 3rd time in the last month due to "cold". This has never happened in my lifetime.

What happened to global warming??????????????????
 
Old 01-27-2014, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a ...........................

SCREECH!!! Wrong song! LOL

It's winter here in Minnesota...
And the gentle breezes blow,
Seventy miles an hour,
At twenty five below.
Oh, how I love ole Minnesota
When the snow's up to your butt.
You take a breath of winter
And your nose freezes shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around.
I could never leave dear Minnesota
Cause I'm frozen to the ground!

thank you, thank you very much~~~~~
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