It's an example of how a comparatively small slice of the population
processes information differently than the majority.
It's an interesting concept, that Torrgler has worked out in several
If you look at this as replacing a conventional door then you are
missing the point, and that is rather normal.
I fall in the other group. In fact, I don't even see it as a door, and
have mentally filed it away. I like it.
It's a winter blunderland out there! About 1/2" of ice topped by perhaps
a 1/2" of snow. Cold and very crisp, you can hear all the trains.
Power went out for about an hour. I must say that crews fixing the lines
are doing a bang up job.
Raleigh, apparently is experiencing the same problem that befell Atlanta
two weeks earlier. Snow came in early afternoon for them and they did
the same thing Atlanta did, and created instant gridlock.
Here, this time, it was freezing rain early AM. Nobody was out
(Atlantans know about ice storms and are afraid of them), and for the
most part nobody has gone out. Traffic cams are full of empty roads.
Thanks for asking.
Two weeks ago, it started raining here about the same time but
everyone was (properly) gun shy this time. Most businesses called it
the day before, as did government. The governor and Atlanta's mayor
took a *lot* of heat and didn't want to make that mistake again. They
did the right thing, this time.
Lost power for 30hrs. It was 49F in the house this morning (the cats
were trying to share our body heat ;). We didn't eat much yesterday
(too cold to get out from under the covers for long) so went out for
lunch. We're on the SW side of Atlanta so only had 1/4" of ice and a
dusting of snow on top. the roads were fine. When we came home,
about 4:30, the power had been on for about 45min and the house was
warm(er). Back to work tomorrow.
We've only been in the house for a couple of years and haven't had any
power outages at all but with Global Warming what it is, now, we gotta
do something for backup heat. I may just put ventless gas logs in the
fireplace (we'd have to put in LP).
On 2/13/2014 6:32 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It was 49F in the house this morning (the cats
Restaurants were very busy, I've heard.
I've thought a bit about emergency heat, although I have a very seldom
used woodstove fireplace insert in a different part of the house.
Cleanest would be to get a propane cat heater, messier is to get some
lamp fuel for kerosene lanterns. It's about 1000 BTU/hr for each lamp, a
couple lamps could knock the chill off a room. White gas and a double
mantle "coleman" lamp would probably toast you up.
Just a thought.
We're on the SW side of Atlanta so only had 1/4" of ice and a
Yep. I've never been in a waiting line to get seated at 2:00 on a
weekday before. I think they were missing staff, though. We had
nowhere to go. ;-)
We'll probably put vent-free gas logs in the fireplace. SWMBO wants a
the gas stove we had in our Alabama house, so we'll have to put LP in
anyway. It won't be a huge issue because the basement is unfinished.
We used kerosene heaters in NY for emergency heat. Not so good. In
VT we had a wood stove that would drive you out of the house if it
wasn't below 10F, or so. ;-) We never lost power for any time,
though. We're in a development now, too, but it's kinda out in the
On 2/14/2014 7:11 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I thought that may be the case, when you mentioned 30 hours! I'm *in*
Pretty quiet for a corner lot as none of the other corners are occupied.
One is a mother in law that the mother in law never came. One in rehab,
and one that burned that I have maintained in a mostly woodsy manner, I
rather like it! Woods on the periphery, blackberry fields down the
block. Ah, city life!
Well, we're technically "in the city" but it's not Atlanta. ;-)
Our subdivision was half built when the '08 crash came and we're at
the back edge of the development. There were only two houses back
this far (set aside for full basements) and my lot backs to woods. The
lots are all larger than 1.5acres so it's pretty quiet here. They're
just getting back to building now (a house going up on one side, now).
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