I may not have internet for a few days

United States
October 9, 2019 1:22pm CST
Well I won't have more than internet off.. PG&E plans to shut power down on many of us, today around 12 noon. Due to high winds, they want to avoid fires in CA. So my county is on the list to shut down today at 12 noon. Originally they said it could be five days, now 1 day. I really don't know. Hoping it doesn't happen at all, all the food is going to go bad in my refridgerator, if power off too long. **Update, I don't think they are going to shut the power off, they are slowly restoring it for people that have been without. Anyways, it is what it is, can't do nothing about it. Here is a picture of a slice of cake my neighbor shared with me, I shared it with my mom.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
I heard about that. They are hoping they won’t have the same disaster as last year. Hope it’s only one day.
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• United States
9 Oct
It can be longer, so far we still have power, they keep delaying it.
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@DianneN (131105)
• United States
9 Oct
@CookieMonster46 Perhaps they are waiting for the winds to get stronger. Glad you still have power for now. How frustrating!
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• United States
9 Oct
@DianneN Yes, I am happy, I think they are waiting to see how winds will be.
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@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
10 Oct
I have read that they plan to turn off power to avoid fires. This cake looks good.
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• United States
11 Oct
I can tell you this in areas with power off they still had several fires.
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@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
11 Oct
@CookieMonster46 Oh my goodness, I hope nothing similar to what happened last year.
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• United States
12 Oct
@LadyDuck Nothing as bad as last year as far as I know.
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• Sonora, California
9 Oct
I am in the same situation, not looking forward to this!
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• United States
9 Oct
I hope it is not going to be too long, I think there has to be a better way to handle this.
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• Sonora, California
9 Oct
@CookieMonster46 I feel the same way!
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• United States
9 Oct
@Michellekidwell Hope it is not so bad for you. I worry about the crime, with the lights out around the city.
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@rebelann (56726)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Oct
I read about that, it's a good idea to help prevent fires from becoming overly bad but it's no picnic for you or other residents in that area.
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• United States
9 Oct
Right, non of it is going to be fun.
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@rebelann (56726)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Oct
I'm praying CA won't get anymore fires @CookieMonster46 in fact I'm praying none of the west gets anymore fires, they seem much more devastating than those hurricanes.
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• United States
9 Oct
@rebelann No one needs anything bad happening anywhere. Those fires are horrible.
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@AKRao24 (25283)
• India
9 Oct
I am happy that you have had power till few minutes back! Hopefully you will not have major problem with your power cut and you will be OK! all the best!
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• United States
9 Oct
they delayed the shut off until around 8 pm tonight. Hopefully they won't do it.
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@AKRao24 (25283)
• India
10 Oct
@CookieMonster46 , Wow! That is a great thing for you! Hope you had an uninturrupted power supply!
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• United States
10 Oct
@AKRao24 they have delayed it once again
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@Jackalyn (7525)
• Oxford, England
10 Oct
It is funny how reliant we are on the Internet. I now live in a wooded area and the reception is patchy. It is also variable for the phone so I often have to ring people back later. My move also meant being without a fridge for a bit till I had cleaned the one I now have and it is hard to keep stuff without one. Hopefully, some of yours will survive and that your mum enjoyed the cake.
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• United States
11 Oct
I have lived days without the internet, that is not the main problem. The problem is no lights, in darkenss. But it looks like they will not be shutting it off now. Our food would not have made it for five days, no power.
@Jackalyn (7525)
• Oxford, England
11 Oct
@CookieMonster46 No, that is a long time to go with no power. Here I need to use lights outside the chalet I live in as there is no electric light at the entrance, and have bought solar powered ones. This makes things easier but I don't think one could live just using them. I have a battery powered candle or two as well. Anyway, thankfully they are not shutting it off. When I visited Zimbabwe every house had times when the electricity went down and people had to move their dinner from the electric stove inside and finish cooking it on a wood fire outside. I think it was not ideal, but most houses had an outside fire for the purpose probably used for years before electricity was put in. I also once lived in a mud hut in the desert in Iraq and although I remember we eventually had a generator, we had to use oil lamps and heaters for a while like the villagers. (It was an archaological rescue dig.) Here there is a "Tabernacle" really a tent we can use for church services and that has no electricity so we are going to bring battery and solar powered torches when it gets too dark to see. I am thinking we could put a lot of battery powered candles in that and it would look nice -real candles would be a fire risk.
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• United States
11 Oct
@Jackalyn Battery candles are very nice, I can't imagine this whole city being pitch dark. How was living in the mud hut? was it warm in that hut? I bet the Tabernacle can be cold?
• Waialua, Hawaii
12 Oct
Glad you did nto need to go through with your power being shut off. I saw it on the news. That pumpkin cake is cute and looks good. But I doubt it is keto. :-)
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• United States
12 Oct
No for sure not keto. I am glad too, crime was up for some during this blackout.
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• Waialua, Hawaii
15 Oct
@CookieMonster46 Oh man. I am on the north shore of Hawaii - lived on Oahu off and on for about 15 years. Lately the crime rate has sky rocketed here. Kind of bizarre Shootings and stabbings etc People who have lived here longer than me are heartbroken and shocked
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• United States
19 Oct
@WriterRuth Really , I never hear about that hear, I always thought things were peaceful there. Is it people that live there, doing this or people visiting?
@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Oct
We have some terrible fires over east again. I do hope you don't lose all your refrigerated food.
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• United States
11 Oct
It looks like power will stay on.. if it had gone off for five days, we would have lost food for sure.
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@JudyEv (174272)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@CookieMonster46 It would be really expensive to lose a lot off food.
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• United States
13 Oct
@JudyEv yes it would have been, I am so glad I didn’t have to replace.
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
Take care if this happens. Enjoy the cake.
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• United States
9 Oct
They delayed it several times today, now it may not happen until 8 tonight
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@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
9 Oct
@CookieMonster46 Good luck.
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@Happy2BeMe (90615)
• Canada
9 Oct
The cake looks good. Hope you don't lose it for too long and that you don't lose your food in the refrigerator.
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• United States
9 Oct
thank you.. this cake was pumpkin spice, it was so good.
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@Happy2BeMe (90615)
• Canada
9 Oct
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@nomus24g (29779)
• India
9 Oct
these days life without internet is unimaginable...
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• United States
9 Oct
I can live without the internet, but living in the dark is not going to be good.. Flashlights, and no heat, or fridge,not keeping food good..
@nomus24g (29779)
• India
9 Oct
@CookieMonster46 matter of 24 hrs :)
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@Courtlynn (61607)
• United States
15 Oct
I hope they didn't shut the power off on you. even one day without can be bad for food, and people.
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• United States
15 Oct
We were lucky, on the day they were supposed to do it, the winds were not as bad, and they had so many without power, for several days. If we had been without power longer than 5 hours we would have had bad food for sure.
@Gillygirl (39799)
• Sutton, England
14 Oct
I hope power has been restored now and that the fires have stopped. Take care
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• United States
15 Oct
Thank you they never shut our off, we are thankful for that
@Janet357 (30789)
10 Oct
oh am sorry for this. 5 days without internet is hard.
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• United States
10 Oct
They didn’t do it yet, many delays, quite frustrating.
@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Oct
Typical ridiculousness for us in CA.
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• United States
9 Oct
It is always something.
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@amadeo (102938)
• United States
9 Oct
yes I heard this on the news there.Maybe get a generator this should help
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• United States
9 Oct
We won't be getting one this go around, were not expecting this.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Oct
That sucks. Hopefully they get it straightened out before five days.
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• United States
9 Oct
I hope it won't be that long, but you never know.
@Ladanger (12050)
• United States
9 Oct
You can put the food in a cooler so that it won't go bad. In puerto rico we would save buckets of water for when we had emergencies like huricanes and canned food. That is one way you can avoid your food going bad.
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• United States
9 Oct
Sounds like you guys were very prepared, for emergencies.
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@Corbin5 (159599)
• United States
9 Oct
I am hoping that is only for 1 day. That cake looks delicious!!
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• United States
9 Oct
I am hoping the same, yes, that cake was very good.
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@snowy22315 (76406)
• United States
9 Oct
Oh wow, that is no fun...enjoy the cake!
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• United States
9 Oct
It is not going to be any fun, I can hardly wait until it is over.