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Had two blackouts today.
06-07-2013, 11:22 AM #1
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first one at a bit before 9am, got sick of waiting so had a basin wash at about 11am and went out. Got home about 3pm and power was back on, but it went off again at 4pm. It's back on now, but jeez 2 in one day, I think the maintenance guys musta wanted some overtime. I don't have water when the powers off, cos I'm on tank water (pump). I hafta keep a jerry can filled.
06-07-2013, 11:37 AM #2
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We usually don't get that unless it storms like crazy. That does happen this time of year but so far so so good.

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06-07-2013, 11:41 AM #3
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oh lotsa tall trees around here, I'm in a rural area, you mostly get them when a trees blown over the lines, I get trees blown over in the wind, but it hasn't been super windy, apparently this is an old power grid, so it's just the age of the parts.
06-07-2013, 12:33 PM #4
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T'was a sunny warm day, the nights are cold though. Yes I have a slow combustion fireplace (ie glass door). I also have a small sitting room I can heat easily with an oil filled electric, it means I don't have to get so much wood in and fires are like, work. Tote that barge, lift that bail. I don't always want the work of a fire, but it's a nice visual thing, the flickering flames.
06-07-2013, 12:34 PM #5
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I'm on the nth coast, so like coastal areas do, we get warmer night temperatures, and less frost. I think it's supposed to be about 6 celcius tonight. Last night it was about 11.
06-07-2013, 12:50 PM #6
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Winter is the best time of year in Sydney and Perth.
06-07-2013, 01:01 PM #7
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yup.gif Winter was the best time in Florida as well.

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06-07-2013, 01:04 PM #8
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(06-07-2013, 01:01 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  yup.gif Winter was the best time in Florida as well.


So are you formerly Floridian JR? Now in Finland with Octo? Have I got that right?
06-07-2013, 01:10 PM #9
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Winter is NOT the best time in Finland unless you're a masochist and freezing to death is a real possibility. chuckle.gif

Maybe you should build a sauna, Blather. That'll provide you with hot water and your own spa to relax in. beercheer.gifyay.gif
06-07-2013, 01:22 PM #10
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yuh, I only been doing the cold climate thing for about 8 years, moved to the sth coast of mainland Australia (ie cool/temperate climate) about 12 years ago, (Albany, WA, pretty town, on the sea). But since I've been in Tasmania I often wonder about saunas, it's just not the culture here, but uh yeah, just sometimes you want that warm air on your face, to be surrounded by warm air, anyway you can. They're mostly fire mad here, people love their fires, but uh they're mostly families with kids, you can share the work of it. I live alone so I like my push button heat in a small room when I can't be bovvered with the fire.

Tell us about the sauna, are you a native Finn Octo? I think not.
06-07-2013, 01:48 PM #11
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Yes I am a native Finn. My parents, grandparents etc. were all born here.

You would really appreciate a sauna I tell you. Anyone in a cool climate would. But not an electric one, it has to be wood-fired. Besides, when you have another blackout and you need heat and warm water it's a great solution.

There are about 5 million people in Finland and over 2 million saunas. Everybody has access to a sauna.
Quote:Taking a sauna begins by washing oneself up and then going to sit for some time in the hot room, typically warmed to 80–110 °C (176–230 °F). Water is thrown on the hot stones topping the kiuas, a special stove used to warm up the sauna. This produces steam, known as löyly, which increases the moisture and heat within the sauna. The word löyly is used for this steam only in the context of the sauna and not the word höyry ('steam, vapour'). Its original meaning was 'spirit, breath, soul' and it is still seen in the Uralic languages, for example, Udmurt lul, Komi lol, Mansi läl 'life', Khanty lil and Hungarian lélek.[5] Occasionally one uses leafy, fragrant boughs of silver birch called vihta in West Finland and vasta in East Finland to gently beat oneself. This has a relaxing effect on the muscles and also helps in calming the effects of mosquito bites. When the heat begins to feel uncomfortable it is customary to jump into a lake, sea, or a swimming pool, or to have a shower. In the winter rolling in the snow or even swimming in a hole cut in the ice, an avanto, is sometimes used as a substitute. Often after the sauna it is a custom to sit down in the dressing room or the porch of the sauna to enjoy a sausage, along with beer or soft drinks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_sauna

It took JR some getting used to, but he loves it now. chuckle.gif
06-07-2013, 02:09 PM #12
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(06-07-2013, 01:48 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yes I am a native Finn. My parents, grandparents etc. were all born here.

You would really appreciate a sauna I tell you. Anyone in a cool climate would. But not an electric one, it has to be wood-fired. Besides, when you have another blackout and you need heat and warm water it's a great solution.

There are about 5 million people in Finland and over 2 million saunas. Everybody has access to a sauna.
Quote:Taking a sauna begins by washing oneself up and then going to sit for some time in the hot room, typically warmed to 80–110 °C (176–230 °F). Water is thrown on the hot stones topping the kiuas, a special stove used to warm up the sauna. This produces steam, known as löyly, which increases the moisture and heat within the sauna. The word löyly is used for this steam only in the context of the sauna and not the word höyry ('steam, vapour'). Its original meaning was 'spirit, breath, soul' and it is still seen in the Uralic languages, for example, Udmurt lul, Komi lol, Mansi läl 'life', Khanty lil and Hungarian lélek.[5] Occasionally one uses leafy, fragrant boughs of silver birch called vihta in West Finland and vasta in East Finland to gently beat oneself. This has a relaxing effect on the muscles and also helps in calming the effects of mosquito bites. When the heat begins to feel uncomfortable it is customary to jump into a lake, sea, or a swimming pool, or to have a shower. In the winter rolling in the snow or even swimming in a hole cut in the ice, an avanto, is sometimes used as a substitute. Often after the sauna it is a custom to sit down in the dressing room or the porch of the sauna to enjoy a sausage, along with beer or soft drinks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_sauna

It took JR some getting used to, but he loves it now. chuckle.gif


I'd love to see it take off here but we don't get a lot of northern Europeans in Australia. I got no building skills either :(

Taught myself how to use a chainsaw from da manual, but I think that's about as far as I can go. My place is a dump really, it's a liveable demolition prospect on 16 acres, so you don't really spend money on the house if you can avoid it.
06-07-2013, 02:10 PM #13
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(06-07-2013, 02:07 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  one of my friends is Aussie/Finn.. and her mother is the real deal from Finland (with broken English)and we were at a Christmas night party at my friends house, so her mother was there.. i used to do hair..and she said in front of everyone, when she was introduced to me "ah yes, you're the one that gives good head"

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lmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

That's priceless! I'm sure you agreed. rofl.gif
06-07-2013, 02:12 PM #14
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(06-07-2013, 02:07 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  one of my friends is Aussie/Finn.. and her mother is the real deal from Finland (with broken English)and we were at a Christmas night party at my friends house, so her mother was there.. i used to do hair..and she said in front of everyone, when she was introduced to me "ah yes, you're the one that gives good head"

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lmao.gif Cleaning up the snot bubble I blew on the keyboard is gonna' be a pain.

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06-07-2013, 02:20 PM #15
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blather here, can't be bothered logging in.

Funneh story WR.

You have great English, Octo.



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