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Lowell / Syringa News: Lowell’s top 10 list for 45-hour power outage

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The first Lochsa Flip of 2017 — oh wait, that’s a mud puddle at Three Rivers! Mr. Max takes a spill in the flooded lot.


Free Press / Marie Smith The first Lochsa Flip of 2017 — oh wait, that’s a mud puddle at Three Rivers! Mr. Max takes a spill in the flooded lot.



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Marie Smith 926-4430 intheloft2005@hotmail.com

— The 10 worst things about a 45-hour power outage:

  1. Your freezer is thawing fast, so it’s venison and homegrown stewed tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  2. Your eyes pop open in the morning to darkness, no large numbered illuminated digital clock to let you know the time. No hot shower, no coffee, no muffin in the microwave.

  3. No Internet or TV news to report the weather. You have to get up and look out the window to see what the world looks like. Just like in the olden days.

To report your outage, if phone is still working, you pick up your hard line, it’s on a three-foot cord, no multitasking, you’re on a short leash like a tied-up goat!

  1. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram, no tweets. You don’t know what the new president said last night until you get the newspaper in the mail at noon. Becky can’t post any photos of Terry getting hit by a steel beam, or falling down the next day with blood running down his face and onto his shirt!

  2. No housekeeping. No vacuum, no dishwasher, no lights; oh wait, that’s a good thing!

  3. Your candles are all scented with cinnamon and vanilla and potpourri which after about an hour makes you sick to your stomach.

  4. The electric heaters won’t work. “What the heck!”

  5. Now the well holding tank went dry, not even a cold shower, no flushing the toilet, not even a drink of water. It is not a pretty sight!

  6. Phone just went dead, can’t call in for updated report on progress even if you have to stand there on a three-foot tether!

10....drum roll....your bill from the power company just came in the mail anyway!



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