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Get Ready for Winter in Old and New Fashion Ways

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 15:19 PM
November 7, 2011

 Wendy:  Hi John.  Thanks for inviting me to participate in your “Get Ready for Winter” series.  Americans need to understood that, regardless of how pleasant the weather may be on any given day this fall, a harsh stormy winter is coming.

 John: You’se welcums Wensdeys.  Buts afters readin’ yers blogs ‘bout Bulgaria and the U.Stern Easturn Coast, I’s gots a ‘newers idea:  Generators!

 Wendy:  Wonderful!  After that weird October snow fall, a lot of people are saying they are going to get their own generations for secure electrical power.

 John:  So how does dem work Wensdeys?  I hears they’s real hard to do.

 Wendy:  Well first, some of them are not as expensive as one might think.  Second, some are fueled by gasoline so they must remain outside.  Some of them are cheaper than one month’s traditional heating bill.  But, then they usually can’t power the whole house and they may last for only a few hours.  But the more expensive ones can run on your existing gas lines; they can power most things!

 John:  Wells jest hew mani bucks we’s talken’ bout Wensdeys?

 Wendy:  Commercial research shows they can run from about three hundred to three thousand dollars.  Any one should be at least 15 feet away from the house.

 John:  Yah dat sounds lak a lot a’bucks.  But conseder’ng dat Bea looseth ‘bout $ 300 froz’n foods wid evry out’ege, en ifen hers kids’ power’s outs too, dat’s enoth’r eighte sumthung a dey to stey ‘n dem motels, dem thangs all’s adds up!

 Wendy:  Yes, you are right John.  Consumer Reports.org says “A growing number of hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, and other natural disasters in recent years have probably put preparedness” on everyone’s mind.  They advise to add generator power to three days supply of food and water for good preparedness.

 John:  Dat sounds lak good advising to me.  Whet ken da generators do?

 Wendy:  Models Consumer Reports tested provide between 2,800 and 6,600 watts that can power appliances and lights, but not heavy drains like air conditioning.  Also they advise to add up to $1,000 installation costs for more expensive stationary generators and at least $500 for a power-transfer switch to avoid running extension cords.  And remember it goes outdoors, not in basement.

 John:  Dag nabit Wensdeys, dis sunds lak a’s plan.  I’s callin’ Jude en da girls now.  We’s ‘ll come up wid a plan.  Maybe we’s try ta git a deal en tew or trea.

 Wendy:  Great idea John.  Let me know how it goes.  Meanwhile at the weather desk, we’ll keep researching good ways to prepare for winter.

 John:  En John 14: 3 – 4, Bible prophecies seys also to prepares fer Jesus, cause He’s preparin‘ fer usen’s too: “In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

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