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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:00 PM

Here on Long Island and my power just came back!!

You have no idea how much I missed DU for the last twelve days!!! Called Ohio from a phone back for four days, including election day, but was cut off from the world. So I know I am late saying this, but WE WON!!!

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Reply Here on Long Island and my power just came back!! (Original post)
longeyemom Nov 2012 OP
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #1
charlyvi Nov 2012 #2
blaze Nov 2012 #3
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #4
NMDemDist2 Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #6
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #7
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #10
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #13
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #8
LisaL Nov 2012 #9
longeyemom Nov 2012 #11
LisaL Nov 2012 #28
Cha Nov 2012 #12
NotThisTime Nov 2012 #14
malaise Nov 2012 #15
barbtries Nov 2012 #16
GreenPartyVoter Nov 2012 #17
Skittles Nov 2012 #18
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #19
momsrule Nov 2012 #20
ProSense Nov 2012 #21
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #22
Stellarblue Nov 2012 #24
rocktivity Nov 2012 #23
OneTallDrinkofWater Nov 2012 #25
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #26
MissMarple Nov 2012 #27
longeyemom Nov 2012 #31
cal04 Nov 2012 #29
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #30
catbyte Nov 2012 #32

Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:01 PM

1. Congrats! (I was only out for about 2 days). n/t

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:03 PM

2. Great! Hey, Obama was reelected!

Just in case you didn't know. LOL!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:03 PM

3. Welcome back!

My sister, also on Ling Island got hers back about an hour ago!!!!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:04 PM

4. Welcome back to the 21st century, from one NY'er to another.

Here in the city we have Con Edison, but LIPA & PSE&G need to get it together. Long Island's power seems to go out even in minor storms let alone big ones.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:06 PM

5. YAY!!

and yes we did

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. Congrats and welcome back@

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

7. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

I am a Native and was at my daughter's during Sandy. LIPA need to be CONSTANTLY pruning those BIG TREES to keep them away from the wires and falling down on them in storms. I stood outside during Sandy and watched the winds whip those trees through the power lines. What is WRONG with you people? You cannot have this and not pay the consequences even with a MINOR storm. One small BRANCH, let alone an entire 30 foot tree, coming down on a wire will break the wires and take out power. Rocket science?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:20 PM

10. I like trees. I think the wires should go.

No more trees chopped down for poles...no more limbs breaking wires. Bury those things!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:42 PM

13. Exactly

I now live in Florida (UGH), the land of the HURRICANE. All the wires are BURIED underground. Unfortunately, we also have CEMENT homes with no basements, but better to safe than sorry. You gotta do what you gotta do.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:19 PM

8. Welcome back to civilization!! And welcome to DU!!! Now join the party!!!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:20 PM

9. Yay!

Did you get to vote?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:39 PM

11. Yes!!

Happily, my polling place was not affected. For the days leading up it Election Day, it was really adding to my stress level. I know NY was blue, but the blues areas were hard hit in NYC and in NJ and what if the popular vote was close? Anyway, happily it did not matter

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Response to longeyemom (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:08 PM

28. Fantastic!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:41 PM

12. I'm so happy for you, longeyemom! My laptop

was acting up about a week before the Election and I was freaking out that I wouldn't have access to DU!

You poor thing.. But yeah, WE WON

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

14. My friend just called her power is back too!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

15. Looks like the protests worked

or was it the National Guard.
We missed all of you - glad you're back and safe

Great win - the Rmoney faces were priceless.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:44 PM

16. wow 12 days you poor thing

i'm so happy for you, and yes, we did win!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:50 PM

17. Congrats! Have you had a shower, gotten warm by the heater? So many things we miss when

the power goes down.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:54 PM

18. we were thinking of y'all, longeyemom

you people in the dark were never alone!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:55 PM

19. Welcome back!!!!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:56 PM

20. So happy for you.

Hope you have no damages and get right back to normal living now.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:57 PM

21. Congratulations

Welcome back.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:16 PM

22. woo hoo!

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:27 PM

24. Wonderful News!

So happy to hear your power is back on! I live on Long Island also but was one of the lucky ones that only lost power for about 12 hours. Doing a happy dance for you

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:23 PM

23. Congrats, welcome back, and hope you got to vote!

It was nine days for me -- four in a freezing apartment, and when the temperature dropped, the rest in a "no-tell" motel near Newark Airport. My cell phone didn't start working until last Friday, through which I was able to read and text DU occasionally. On Election Day, I went home, voted and found the lights and heat on but no Internet or Wifi. So back to the motel, where my DU election night coverage consisted of my constantly refreshing the Latest Threads link on my cell phone and laughing at the sad faces on Fox!


rocktivity

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:56 PM

25. gratz

 

about time you got your power back, ain't FEMA just grand?

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:57 PM

26. WE WON THE ELECTION!

If you didn't know.

But of course you did.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:07 PM

27. Where on Long Island are you?

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:02 PM

31. I live

In Commack, off of Scholar, near the HS.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:16 PM

29. Welcome Back! I hope the rest of the people have theirs back soon.

We just got power here on Long Island yesterday. I know exactly how you feel.

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:32 PM

30. YOU won, longeyemom, for your stamina!

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Response to longeyemom (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:19 PM

32. WOO HOO! Welcome back to civilization! I grew up in northern Michigan and in

1967 we had a blizzard to end all blizzards. We were out of school for 2 full weeks because the county was dealing with 30' snowdrifts blocking the roads. The plows kept getting stuck. They finally had to bring in equipment from Canada. We lost power for 4 days and it seemed like an eternity. Our house was heated by a wood burning furnace but the blower took electricity so it didn't do much good. My mom, dad, 2 cats & me lived in the basement, huddled around the furnace. I can't imagine how hard it's been for you. Glad things are looking up!

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