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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    I love storms, too.

    In New Mexico, it meant snow storms, mostly, with occasional thunder showers thrown in.

    Here, it actually snowed a total of 3 times this winter, a rare occurrence for Southern Arizona.

    I love colder weather, the dark skies, the rain hitting the windows, the wind, even.... I just couldn't handle the New Mexico winters anymore, in my area of the state, we'd get sometimes in excess of 2-3 feet at one time.... I remember the time our barn roof collapsed from heavy snow...horses weren't in there.
    What part of southern Arizona? I was born in Tucson, and still have a lot of relatives there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    I really like the loud raucous storms. Living in the south its something you get used to.
    I don't mind loud and raucous, I just don't want a tornado to level my house, or the power knocked out for days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I don't like windy conditions. I like calm weather. Storms suck.
    I'm surrounded by woods, so high winds mean downed trees, and power outages.

    A couple of weeks ago, we had a big wind storm and a big tree knocked out the power lines, and trapped us on our road. Once we figured out the line laying in the road was dead, and the gravel road wasn't electrified, me and some neighbors had the tree cut up and moved in short order. My wife and I still used it as an excuse to stay home from work, so I guess it wasn't too bad, lol. We still were without power for 24 hours though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby08 View Post
    There's something about being inside on a cold winter day, a fire in the wood stove, you can hear the wind howling, blowing the rain and/or snow, against the windows, that is somehow, really soothing to me.... Oh, add to it, a cup of hot coffee with my cinnamon creamer or, hot chocolate.
    Snow storms are wonderful, when you dont have to go anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I don't mind loud and raucous, I just don't want a tornado to level my house, or the power knocked out for days.
    A few years ago an ice storm knocked the power out for 7 days. I thought I was going to die
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    A few years ago an ice storm knocked the power out for 7 days. I thought I was going to die
    Lol, yep. It's okay for a day or two, kinda like camping. But it gets old reeeeeeel quick.

    When the remnants of Sandy came through here, we lost power for 10 days.

    I'm looking into getting a Power Transfer Switch, and a bigger backup generator right now. Also in the process of moving the wood line further back away from the house, but it's a LOT of work. Just picked up a 4" WoodMax chipper, and put it through its paces last weekend, so that should speed things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Lol, yep. It's okay for a day or two, kinda like camping. But it gets old reeeeeeel quick.

    When the remnants of Sandy came through here, we lost power for 10 days.

    I'm looking into getting a Power Transfer Switch, and a bigger backup generator right now. Also in the process of moving the wood line further back away from the house, but it's a LOT of work. Just picked up a 4" WoodMax chipper, and put it through its paces last weekend, so that should speed things up.
    It was a very surreal week. The wife and I piled under every blanket in the house. With no TV we talked and talked. I think both of us discussed our lives from birth until the present. The next week she passed away unexpectedly. It was a very surreal time in my life. To this day I feel like that time period wasn't real , just a very bad dream.
    RIP Grumpy Cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    It was a very surreal week. The wife and I piled under every blanket in the house. With no TV we talked and talked. I think both of us discussed our lives from birth until the present. The next week she passed away unexpectedly. It was a very surreal time in my life. To this day I feel like that time period wasn't real , just a very bad dream.
    Wow, I'm so sorry for your loss man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Wow, I'm so sorry for your loss man.
    Thank you.
    RIP Grumpy Cat

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