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Author Topic: Wish The Lights Would Come On  (Read 1196 times)

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Offline Biggums

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Wish The Lights Would Come On
« on: July 22, 2006, 12:24:09 PM »
Just a note to say hi and to ask for your thoughts.  The big storms hit here on Wednesday and we have been without any power since then.  Right now I am at a Kinkos checking email.  Most of St. Louis is still knocked out and the latest estimates are 475,000 homes still offline.  They estimate another three days without power, maybe more. 
 
The first two days were the worst when temps were above 100.  Yesterday wasn't too bad and today they say it should only get to be 85 or so.  It is pretty hard to live like this and without a hotel room available within a 50 mile radius theres really nothing you can do.  Nights are the worst because I have no place to plug in my sleep apnea machine so I can't sleep without my body jarring itself awake every couple of minutes to breathe.

Some family invited me to stay with them because they do have power but on the condition I did not bring my honey with me.  Easy choice there.  In their mind it was noble to ask me to be comfortable but not my gay lover.  Good ole Midwest Christian values at work again.
 
I am washing some clothes in the sink.  The fast food places are packed and you cant find a bag of ice anywhere.  At night we go in the back yard cause its so dark back there and just stay under the hose for an hour or so to stay cool.  Sounds crazy huh?  lol
 
Well, I better go.  Hope all of you are Cool and Plugged In!
 
44 year old gay man .......just broke up with the only man I've ever really loved.

You can love completely without complete understanding.

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Wish The Lights Would Come On
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006, 12:33:34 PM »
Oh I so feel your pain. We had one of those storms in Memphis a few years back...also in July. All of the city without power for a week to two weeks. Makes you realize how vulnerable you really are. Hang in there.

Peace,
Hal

Offline Teresa

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Re: Wish The Lights Would Come On
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2006, 02:54:12 PM »
I feel for ya I really do. We lost power a couple of yrs ago and the bad thing about our house is its in the county..all electric..so when we lose power we lose everything including water as our pump is electric. So no toilets.

I hope they get the power on to you real soon!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Wish The Lights Would Come On
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 05:46:36 PM »
That's sounds really hard. Hope you get the power restored soon, and most of all that you're keeping safe and sound through this nightmare.

Daniel
« Last Edit: July 22, 2006, 05:50:50 PM by DanielMark »
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

Offline Biggums

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Re: Wish The Lights Would Come On
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 10:21:57 PM »
Hal, Teresa, and Daniel!

I just got home and what do you know!  LIGHTS and A/C!   I feel blessed as there are still a few hundred thousand without power.  Thanks so much for your positive thoughts and encouragement.  We are running out to get a pizza and stopping by Blockbuster!  It's celebration time!  Love you guys.
44 year old gay man .......just broke up with the only man I've ever really loved.

You can love completely without complete understanding.

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Wish The Lights Would Come On
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2006, 06:41:09 AM »
Yay! Good news.

Pizza. Yum!  ;D

Glad things are getting back to normal for you now.

Daniel
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

Offline Teresa

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Re: Wish The Lights Would Come On
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2006, 08:26:48 AM »
YIPEEEE!

So glad that you got you got your power back! Bet you slept good last night.

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline alisenjafi

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Re: Wish The Lights Would Come On
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2006, 09:24:21 AM »
I live in the northwest part of Queens , luckily, I am 8 blocks from the debacle that is happening in the other areas. All the attention is going to Astoria , while neighborhoods from Woodside to LIC are out , since last Tuesday I think.

From the MTA disaster of dumping people off on Roosevelt Island a few weeks, this and everything else re- Katrina,  I can proudly say America has joined the 3rd world!

Cheers
Johnny
"You shut your mouth
how can you say
I go about things the wrong way
I am human and I need to be loved
just like everybody else does"
The Smiths

 


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