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Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 02:55 PM Jul 2022

Electricity is out for mine and 5500 other homes in Fort Bend county. . But by all means,

magats, let’s keep sending the same worthless bible thumping free market trump humpers back to Austin so we can get dry fucked over and over this summer. God damn I hate this state.

Please put me me on ignore if I’m bugging y’all but I’m gonna keep posting updates until the gd air conditioner comes back on…

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Electricity is out for mine and 5500 other homes in Fort Bend county. . But by all means, (Original Post) Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 OP
I hear ya - it is getting worse by the month. Hope you get power back quickly. walkingman Jul 2022 #1
Thanks walking... that several thousand dollars worth of meat in the big deep freeze hopes so too. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #2
We keep a layer of old milk jugs filled with water KS Toronado Jul 2022 #34
That can't possibly be true 'cause Greg Abbott AndyS Jul 2022 #3
As successfully as he eliminated rape in the great Texjezustan. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #5
Just like Shitstain in his nomination speech . . . hatrack Jul 2022 #7
Up to more than 5700 homes now. Shit Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #8
Centerpoint, I assume? hatrack Jul 2022 #9
Winner winner spoiled dinner.. "feels like" temp is 107 with a heat advisory. So there's that. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #10
Fort Bend County, Home Of The 2nd-Largest Conventional Power Plant In America hatrack Jul 2022 #4
Salt that wound.......lmao!!!! Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #6
Now the question is "drag out the generator and the yards of extension cords" to save the Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #11
Save the refrigerators first. HubertHeaver Jul 2022 #39
I see you're back up. HubertHeaver Jul 2022 #40
Y'all ever come back up? Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #41
Glad they are "fixing"it... more than 6000 out now. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #12
My condolences, CN. I do not have the answers to your dilemma. ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2022 #13
Thanks proud....power is back on for now...tomorrow will be hotter. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #14
And sleep naked leftieNanner Jul 2022 #16
Nothing more miserable than the seven days during the aftermath of littlemissmartypants Jul 2022 #15
With temperatures there hovering near 100 today Wednesdays Jul 2022 #17
hint, leave a hall light switch in the on position so u will knwo when power comes on. AllaN01Bear Jul 2022 #18
your screen name barbtries Jul 2022 #19
Can retire in a couple of years if the 403b bounces back from the pit, but stuck here for now. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #20
Any chance of setting up a solar system in your situation? Rural_Progressive Jul 2022 #22
Thx Rural. I've got a modest under 2k sq ft home so not a lot of roof, and not one house in my Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #26
Well with a HOA like that pole mounted panels don't sound doable Rural_Progressive Jul 2022 #37
Nobody left... family in San Antonio, which has been hotter than here lately. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #38
I sympathize. I've been without ac for weeks now. Apparently, the system needs to be.... Tarheel_Dem Jul 2022 #21
Condolences! I wish more of them could think outside the box FakeNoose Jul 2022 #23
My sympathies. LudwigPastorius Jul 2022 #24
My heart goes out to you Ludwig. The "wet bulb" effect is real and dangerous! Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #32
I'm very sorry you and innocent folks are suffering because of the malicious idiots in power. Ziggysmom Jul 2022 #25
These magats are going to give Abuthole another term, and Corny is useless. Dan Patrick the Lt Guv Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #27
For those of us that are currently living in reasonable temps - it won't last. erronis Jul 2022 #28
I was in Montreal last month for the Grand Prix and it was 47 (F) on that Saturday. I was in heaven Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #30
I got a generator to avoid this issue LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2022 #29
I've got a portable 8800 watt genny, but getting cords to the fridges freezer and room ac is tough. Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #31
I have Kohler built in generator on concrete pad in my backyard LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2022 #33
The wait for an install will be a big question tomorrow... Comfortably_Numb Jul 2022 #35
I was originally promised to have the generator in by January LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2022 #36

KS Toronado

(17,508 posts)
34. We keep a layer of old milk jugs filled with water
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:52 PM
Jul 2022

at the bottom of our deep freeze just because of situations like you're experiencing.
Hope your A/C kicked on while I was typing this.

AndyS

(14,559 posts)
3. That can't possibly be true 'cause Greg Abbott
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:01 PM
Jul 2022

fixed the grid after 200 Texas froze to death in their own homes.

hatrack

(59,612 posts)
7. Just like Shitstain in his nomination speech . . .
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:06 PM
Jul 2022

"On day one, order will be restored".

Maybe Abbott can paraphrase that: "On day five, power will be restored".

Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
11. Now the question is "drag out the generator and the yards of extension cords" to save the
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:24 PM
Jul 2022

Two refrigerators, chest freezer, and run the portable ac? Or pray for electricity?.. in an hour I’m heading out to start up the generator…

ProudMNDemocrat

(16,950 posts)
13. My condolences, CN. I do not have the answers to your dilemma.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:27 PM
Jul 2022

Last edited Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:31 PM - Edit history (1)

Do stay as hydrated as you can. Sit in your tub with cool water and wet towels. Make sure you eat.

When we had a power outage that lasted 3 days, my husband bought several blocks of dry ice to keep things in the fridge and freezer cold. Being that we have natural gas, I was able to cook. We used hand fans to keep from getting overheated. Candle light for night. This happened in the middle of summer a number of years ago. It can get mighty hot and humid in Minnesota in July.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
14. Thanks proud....power is back on for now...tomorrow will be hotter.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:38 PM
Jul 2022

Thanks du fam for letting an angry lib vent. Peace and power to you all.

leftieNanner

(15,209 posts)
16. And sleep naked
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:03 PM
Jul 2022

after taking a shower. With a wet washcloth on your chest and another one on your forehead.

We used to live in a hot climate with no air conditioning.

littlemissmartypants

(22,909 posts)
15. Nothing more miserable than the seven days during the aftermath of
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 03:58 PM
Jul 2022

Hurricane Floyd without power in the sweltering heat and humidity. I eventually just put on my swimsuit, dragged my chaise into the front yard and waved at the Marines going back and forth in their amphibious vehicles.

Because I live on a hill, my property essentially became an island. I was trapped until the water receded but I was fine.*

They were doing river rescues of those who refused to evacuate and were trapped on their roofs by the rising water. They looked so miserable in their camouflage in the oppressive heat.

Picture swimming snakes, floating dead turkeys, pigs and chickens followed by hills of fire ants, floating hills. Then came the mosquitoes. It was a very long week.



*but had no electricity either

Wednesdays

(17,523 posts)
17. With temperatures there hovering near 100 today
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:38 PM
Jul 2022

And likely humid Gulf air...gah, I wouldn't last an hour in those conditions!

AllaN01Bear

(18,959 posts)
18. hint, leave a hall light switch in the on position so u will knwo when power comes on.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:44 PM
Jul 2022

leave all big ticket items off ( duh :facepalm) so that when the power comes on there isnt a strain on the system. on edit
https://poweroutage.us/area/state/texas

barbtries

(28,826 posts)
19. your screen name
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:44 PM
Jul 2022

does not match.

i feel for ya. Can you get out of the state? I'm very glad I don't live there. Bad enough where I do live which is NC, but services have been maintained well at least and we have a Democratic governor.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
20. Can retire in a couple of years if the 403b bounces back from the pit, but stuck here for now.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:52 PM
Jul 2022

Definite screen name mismatch today all right…

Rural_Progressive

(1,107 posts)
22. Any chance of setting up a solar system in your situation?
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:01 PM
Jul 2022

We're up in WA about 20 miles from the border. Run our farm, complete with three 22 cu ft chest freezers on 6400 watts of panels, 10k watts of inverter, and a couple of repurposed Nissan Leaf battery packs. Set us back about $20k but being off the grid has been a great experience.

If you're interested in the specifics (assuming that TX won't lock you up for such subversive, socialistic, commie type behavior) let me know, happy to share.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
26. Thx Rural. I've got a modest under 2k sq ft home so not a lot of roof, and not one house in my
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:26 PM
Jul 2022

Totalitarian HOA zealot hell/hood has solar on it, and she hates me as it is. I poked around on the generac site but those are $10,000 and up, after electrical and gas install. I want out of here as soon as I can retire, so I’m as interested in the value added at resale as the cost. We still have rest of July and “Satan’s bowels” August/ September yet to go so something’s gotta give.

Rural_Progressive

(1,107 posts)
37. Well with a HOA like that pole mounted panels don't sound doable
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 07:10 PM
Jul 2022

Any relatives further north you can spend time with?

Should you decide to participate in the decentralization of power production after you get out of Texistan look me up, I check in here a couple of times a day. Be happy to point you in some positive directions even if all you do with it is keep things on when the grid goes down.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
38. Nobody left... family in San Antonio, which has been hotter than here lately.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 07:13 PM
Jul 2022

Thx for the generous offer…big decisions and big bucks in any case…

Tarheel_Dem

(31,259 posts)
21. I sympathize. I've been without ac for weeks now. Apparently, the system needs to be....
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:52 PM
Jul 2022

replaced, because repairing it ain't much cheaper. But I hear that TX heat ain't no joke. Hope you get your power back soon, and stay hydrated. Come on to NC. We have a wonderful governor, and I wish he could stay forever.

Ziggysmom

(3,441 posts)
25. I'm very sorry you and innocent folks are suffering because of the malicious idiots in power.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:11 PM
Jul 2022

I'm in Wisconsin and our gerrymandered leaders are taking us down the shitter, too. I dread the hot summers; my husband requires constant oxygen from an electric concentrator for severe COPD. He can't tolerate heat & humidity; don't know what we'll do if our power goes out. I hate the bastards that are ruining our state and federal government. Fuck SCOTUS, too.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
27. These magats are going to give Abuthole another term, and Corny is useless. Dan Patrick the Lt Guv
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:31 PM
Jul 2022

is a pseudo religious nut job, and our courts are a wholly owned subsidiary of fossil fuel. Texas give Florida a run for the shittiest magat den award.

erronis

(15,495 posts)
28. For those of us that are currently living in reasonable temps - it won't last.
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:33 PM
Jul 2022

Up heah in northern New England the summers have been progressively hotter and more humid. Window A/C was only needed a few days per year. Now many people (that can afford it) are putting in heat pumps and trying to close up their houses. This isn't the normal New England way.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,869 posts)
30. I was in Montreal last month for the Grand Prix and it was 47 (F) on that Saturday. I was in heaven
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:36 PM
Jul 2022

The northeast is one of my possible “flee to” regions though.

LetMyPeopleVote

(146,105 posts)
33. I have Kohler built in generator on concrete pad in my backyard
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:49 PM
Jul 2022

We have lost power for short period of time since the generator was installed and so far it has worked. It only took 14 months to get this in.

LetMyPeopleVote

(146,105 posts)
36. I was originally promised to have the generator in by January
Sat Jul 9, 2022, 06:07 PM
Jul 2022

It was not fully operational until May and there is still one part that they want to add to the AC unit that is still not installed

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