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how long have you gone without power? 

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12 deviants said comments please!
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1 deviant said after a week without power we finally got it back this afternoon!!

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:iconmandiness:
Mandiness Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It was August 2002 or 2003....I can't remember, but there was this HUGE power outage that hit a big chunk of Ontario, Quebec, and parts of New York I think. I was without power for three days. It was actually kinda fun, to be honest. It was nice to be able to see a starlit sky at night.
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember that one!! my hubby and I were in Toronto when the power went out!!
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:iconmandiness:
Mandiness Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My dad tried reheating something in the microwave and when he pressed "start" the power went out lol.
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
lol
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
almost a day..............:)
it was bad hot and sticky.......showers helped little........
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that's still sucks, especially in summer!!
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
so true .
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KojinkaLuigiGodzilla Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think I have ever experienced a power outage lasting more than a day.  Grew up in the countryside; the rural power company in our area would usually fix things up fairly quickly after any major severe weather events.

Since moving to the suburbs, I haven't really experienced anything significant enough to knock the power out for a week.

Earlier this summer we had a blackout in my part of the grid that lasted an hour and a half. I had to get out of the house until the power came back to suppress my Internet cravings.  Quite pathetic, isn't it?
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
not pathetic at all!! we had limited internet, good thing too, I would of gone crazy!!!
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was married for 14 years. I had absolutely no power whatsoever,that whole time. :hmm:
:)
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ok..now we are talking about electricity????:D
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oew,um....nevermind then. ;p
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
haha...have a great week!!
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:iconmeltin:
Meltin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm on vacation the rest of the week.
I'll try!!:D
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome!!!
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:iconshelthedreamer:
ShelTheDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On purpose, a two week wilderness backpacking trip.  Not my idea, three days in a winter storm.  But we are lucky - we still have gas, and an old stove and water heater that are NOT dependent on power - we can still have hot baths and stovetop meals.  I want to get a good solar charger to keep some electronics going.  I did find an awesome battery operated fan for when the grid goes down in summer!
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that would definitely suck in winter!!!
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:iconshelthedreamer:
ShelTheDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My daughter trekked a mile through the snow to go to her friend's house where they had a wood stove!
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
too long for a walk for me!!! :D
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:iconaverybe:
averybe Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
4 days. Happened December of last year during a Ice storm. It was bad. D:
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember that storm..we didn't lose power though! it must of been very hard?
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:iconaverybe:
averybe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, It was. We lost all the food in refrigerator and freezer. Plus, You couldn't grill out because it was frozen over. I will tell you this I will never look at spaghetti-o's and canned beans the same way again. XD We survived off them for 2 days because we could not get out the front door. It was the worst ice storm I've been through and I've gone through 4 of them. 
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope the government compensated you somehow for the food you lost!!

we had sandwiches and cereal here for a week... how did you stay warm????
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:iconaverybe:
averybe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope. Not one dime. :/

Back then that would sound like a 4 course meal. :XD: Well, We have no backup generator. So, Mostly a small propane heater that would only keep one room "warm" maybe only 60 degrees and a lot of blankets. We didn't have it as bad as many people around here. Most of them didn't have power for over a week.    
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
we didn't get anything either..cheap you know what!!!

we did have a generator but we didn't run it at night because there was a lot of people who didn't have one so we brought ours in at night and hooked it up at 6:15am.
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:iconsabakunoshi:
SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was 2-3 days or something like this
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
still too long!!!
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Dec. 2008 ice storm knocked my power off 36 hrs!! my Aunt in Exeter, NH was out power for over 4 weeks!!! from that same storm! 
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember that storm..that was definitely a bad one!!! and 4 weeks without power in the wintertime..not acceptable!!
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
yeah..... it was just  ridiculous!  
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank goodness, we haven't been without power for some time, but once we were without it for about three or four hours! Nothing compared to you hun! :( :hug:
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
3-4 hours is still a long time especially when its time to prepare a meal!:hug:s
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
True hun, but not nearly as bad as a week...I couldn't imagine it! :hug: :heart:
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
it was hard..good thing it wasn't winter!!! power is still out for some..its so bad where some people live..trees are all over the place. they said on the news that crews from the U.S.A have even came up to help..such great neighbours!!
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh yes, thank goodness indeed!! :faint: Oh those poor souls, how must they be coping I have no idea!  Aww that is cool my native countrymen are helping their wonderful neighbours...I :salute: them :) :hug: :heart:
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
they have been using generators!! cant find many in stock here anymore!

that's what Canada and the U.S do..help one another!!
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh I see! :nod:

Yes, I'm a true-blue U.S. girl through and through, and just love our Canadian friends!! :hug:
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
haha and us Canadians love you!!! :tighthug:s
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:iconpenguinator24:
Penguinator24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I went about 2 days without power due to a large ice storm the week after thanksgiving 2006.
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that must of been hard!! especially in winter with no heat!
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:iconpenguinator24:
Penguinator24 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
it was late fall. and you better believe it.
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Well, if you're talking natural disaster I'd say we went without power once for about a week.  In January.  But that was a long time ago.  Now, if you're taking about the vagaries and the whims of youth--I lived off the grid for about a year when I was in my twenties.  I hauled water and split wood for heat and to cook with.  Ate a lot of burnt offerings for a while! :lol:  Wasn't all that bad, didn't miss television at all, but I don't want a return to those days :rofl:
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: after a week here with no t.v..i don't think I could ever go off the grid!!!:rofl:
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
25 hours. And THAT was pure torture! Also, it was in the dead of summer, with Philadelphia heat and humidity....If you are experiencing a power outage I sure hope it is back on soon for you. :heart:
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have been to the states plenty of times and it really does get hot!! I feel bad for all of you!!
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel bad for me too! :rofl:  That said, this year, although hot, (as summer's tend to be) still it's not as bad as last year by a long shot! We had so many days last year with 106 degree temps combined with your awful humidity; even at night there was no relief. July and August being the worst.
This year, we've had temps at night not yet exceeding 70 degrees, but usually around 60 - which is pretty darned unusual for July! Hope August is the same - but probably not! :lol: The break is nice though. :)
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
it gets hot here but not that hot! when the power was out we did get a couple of days when the temps were 9 and 11c..chilly!!
right now we are supposed to be having thunderstorms..still nothing yet, I guess you cant predict the weather anymore!
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:iconcyimang:
cyimang Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
About a week, close to two.
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
too long!!! in summer or winter hon?:hug:
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