It’s frightening when Wintertide storms knock out electricity in the middle of the night

When I lived down south, I was used to losing electricity in the late summer time months whenever both of us had intense thunderstorms.

Sometimes you get rain in the late day thirds for afternoons on end with no split in the precipitation.

I would lay in the home staring out the window, unable to do any work in the yard or on my outdated car that sits in the driveway. My cats hated it too because they liked to lay in our backyard all day, which both of us had enclosed with a fence many years prior. But the worst part was the constant loss of power in the house. I’d be busy working on my laptop when suddenly the lights as well as everything in the home would suddenly turn off. Sometimes it was at the most random times as well. When both of us all moved up north, I was hoping that we’d get better maintenance from the power supplier. Unfortunately, both of us ended up getting power outages within the first year of residing in our current climate. But instead of getting them in the later summer time while I was in thunderstorms, both of us started losing power in the dead middle of the Wintertide season while I was in overnight ice storms. Thankfully our home has a wood stove inside, otherwise we’d be completely without heat when the electricity shuts off in the Wintertide season. All of us have a gas powered steam boiler that is fairly efficient compared to our outdated electric oil furnace. If it loses power for the ignition switch, both of us immediately start using our wood stove. I entirely would rather lose electricity in the summer time season from a thunderstorm rather than in hot as well as cold temperatures below zero in the middle of the night. Even with a wood stove for backup heat, it’s frightening whenever the power goes out.

 

 

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