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'trane 01-16-2009 11:01 AM

blackout!
 
anyone here effected by the blackout last night? it was freezing in my house when i got up this morning. had to drain all the water from the house and find a way to keep the dog warm while i'm at work. crazy stuff for some of us downtown. the ridiculous thing is that i think by now my fridge is the warmest place in the house, but i can't open the door to let in the cold in case the heat comes back on while i'm at work. lovely...

Dr. J. Naismith 01-16-2009 11:02 AM

Ugh .... shitty time for the power to go out. Some of the coldest weather we've had in years. :(

ClingRap 01-16-2009 11:05 AM

damn trane. i love the cold....but this is too cold.

Barracuda 01-16-2009 11:06 AM

Yep.

The power was out aallll night, starting at around 9:30. We froze.

It came back on at about 8, but my house is still around 0 degrees. I'm an icicle.

Hope SJ is happy and warm in his office downtown. Lucky.

'trane 01-16-2009 11:06 AM

no doubt. try gett8ing out of bed to walk to the shower when you can see your breath...

'trane 01-16-2009 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 120458)
Yep.

The power was out aallll night, starting at around 9:30. We froze.

It came back on at about 8, but my house is still around 0 degrees. I'm an icicle.

Hope SJ is happy and warm in his office downtown. Lucky.

wait, your power is back on? approx where do you live?

Barracuda 01-16-2009 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 120460)
wait, your power is back on? approx where do you live?

Parkdale. Between Queen West & Dundas West...Near Dufferin.

Others had their power on before we did, so I'm sure yours is. I think everyone's is now.

It was all of the West end.

Snooch 01-16-2009 11:09 AM

That sucks bad. :(

Barracuda 01-16-2009 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Snooch (Post 120463)
That sucks bad. :(

It really does. My nails are blue. I'm dressed like I'm outside.

My poor doggies are shaking.

Damn old furnaces take so long....

'trane 01-16-2009 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 120461)
Parkdale. Between Queen West & Dundas West...Near Dufferin.

Others had their power on before we did, so I'm sure yours is. I think everyone's is now.

It was all of the West end.

as of about 9:30 i still had no power. i heard just now that power is back on west of dufferin, but still out btwn spadina and dufferin. hydro siad it may take 18-24 hours from the shutdown to restore power to everyone.

Dr. J. Naismith 01-16-2009 11:13 AM

I didn't lose power last night, but my nipples are still three apples high this morning. Damn its cold. :(

Barracuda 01-16-2009 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 120465)
as of about 9:30 i still had no power. i heard just now that power is back on west of dufferin, but still out btwn spadina and dufferin. hydro siad it may take 18-24 hours from the shutdown to restore power to everyone.

Shit.

On the radio this morning, they were talking about that. Before my power came on. They said it'd be 24 hours minimum, so we were gearing up for the worst. Then we heard that some people had power already. Ours came on not long after.

Do you have anywhere warm to go if it DOES last that long?

Dr. J. Naismith 01-16-2009 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 120465)
as of about 9:30 i still had no power. i heard just now that power is back on west of dufferin, but still out btwn spadina and dufferin. hydro siad it may take 18-24 hours from the shutdown to restore power to everyone.

Do you at least have a wood burning stove 'trane?

'trane 01-16-2009 11:16 AM

yeah i can always go to a buddy's place.

hey, chalk this up as a victory for the 'dale! this may be the first time that a city service addressed the needs of parkdale before the west annex! power to the people! :dancing:

'trane 01-16-2009 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith (Post 120469)
Do you at least have a wood burning stove 'trane?

nope. no fireplace either... but i had the gas stove top on full blast until i left the house this morning. a rather expensive way to heat the kitchen, but what are you gonna do? i just hope the dog doesn't freeze today...:sigh:

Barracuda 01-16-2009 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 120470)
yeah i can always go to a buddy's place.

hey, chalk this up as a victory for the 'dale! this may be the first time that a city service addressed the needs of parkdale before the west annex! power to the people! :dancing:

Hahaha... We Parkdaliens are very happy for that.

POWER to the people, indeed. :p

Dr. J. Naismith 01-16-2009 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 120472)
i just hope the dog doesn't freeze today...:sigh:

Wasn't it "Bring your pet to work day" today in Toronto? ;)

Aar_Canada 01-16-2009 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barracuda (Post 120461)
Parkdale. Between Queen West & Dundas West...Near Dufferin.

Others had their power on before we did, so I'm sure yours is. I think everyone's is now.

It was all of the West end.

I used to live at 24 Noble, in the lofts. Wee! I miss it.

'trane 01-16-2009 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith (Post 120474)
Wasn't it "Bring your pet to work day" today in Toronto? ;)

i only wish. my dog would actually function pretty well at work because he's quite calm and well-trained, but we just can't have that here. people come to our office to feel safe, and lots of people don't feel safe with 75 pound dogs, so it's right out.

fancylad 01-16-2009 11:27 AM

I was saved by 400 metres east of Spadina.


BTW. what a huge chunk of the city is being affected. huge.


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