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Posted: 8/12/2007 6:30:27 PM EDT
What do you do when the power drops out?

Its Texas, 100* at 10am this morning (or damn near 100 at that time) and the power shuts off. The power company had some major malfunction and didn't come back online until 5pm or so tonight.
Somehow, through all those hours the temperature only rose to 85* inside, so it wasn't too bad.


What do you do when this happens?

Me, well I sat around wondering WTF to do for a bit, then drove around for lunch, then went to the pool. Apartment living sucks, can't go outside and do some yard work, or work on anything really. Can't read ARFcom, no TV, no A/C !!!, etc. It really makes you think about how lucky you are to have such amenities.

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:00:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chickrepelent:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
Wire the generator in and proceed as per usual.


Amen! You forgot to say point and laugh at the neighbor's.


Yes, that's important, also.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:05:44 PM EDT
Oh, I forgot, I did disassemble and clean my 1911, again... and wiped down the AR.


No movies, the town was down on power in most places.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:29:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrandonB:
What do you do when the power drops out?


Lock 'n load.

Why, what do you do???
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:33:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By packingXDs:
Go to the range.
If hungry, slap a steak on the grill. Enjoy beer before getting warm.



Great plan right there, living in texas as well you've probably got a pool in your apartment complex as it is present in a vast majority of community living areas
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:43:43 PM EDT
Mmmmm Beer!

must drink before it gets hot!
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:47:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JBowles:
Drink water.

I wouldn't bother with the generator.


+1

After Iraq, nothing seems too hot anymore.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:48:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chickrepelent:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
Wire the generator in and proceed as per usual.


Amen! You forgot to say point and laugh at the neighbor's.


this is the answer
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:54:19 PM EDT
Fire up the generator.

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:56:59 PM EDT
Curl up in the fetal position and shit my pants!
I usually take a drive somewhere, or go run errands until it's back on. Sometimes it leads to a gun purchase.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:22:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BrandonB:
What do you do when the power drops out?


Open the fridge, grab a cold one, and chill.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:24:20 PM EDT
Not the cheapest route, but you could check into a hotel where the power is on.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:32:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
Fire up the generator.



+1
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:33:53 PM EDT
Blame Bush.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:34:40 PM EDT
Sit around and sing "Kum-Ba-Ya."
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:35:22 PM EDT
go to the range

if its at night, sleep
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:40:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chickrepelent:

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
Wire the generator in and proceed as per usual.


Amen! You forgot to say point and laugh at the neighbor's.


Unfortunately, I can't do that. My neighbor has a whole-house Generac unit that kicks in automatically. He laughs at me while I drag my genny out of the garage and hook it up to the transfer switch. THEN we point and laugh at the other neighbors.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:44:00 PM EDT
Grab torches, pitchforks, get neighbors, start looting.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:48:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
STAMPEDE!!!!!!!!!


Edited
to "stampede"
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:51:06 PM EDT
I don't care if the power goes out.

I'll go to the back porch and read a book while petting the dogs.

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