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    Default Been MIA for a while! Ice storm took out power. Pics included

    Last Saturday 12/21 at 11:00 pm am ice storm knocked my power out. I woke up to find my cable, internet, and power line that ran from the pole to my home was ripped off when a tree shredded in my back yard. It took me 6 hours to clean up with my chainsaw. I did not get power returned until Christmas night around 7:00 pm. I just had internet and cable restored about an hour ago. I did have a generator running space heaters and 1 refrigerator. The lack of power did put a damper on some of our Christmas plans, we were supposed to leave for Cleveland Monday night and return Tuesday night. We opted to try to keep the house warm until Tuesday morning, drove to Cleveland and back home. When we got home it was 41 degrees in our house. I had to back feed to my furnace to get the heat up asap. I did not get pics of the trees doen on the other side of our fence.

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    1995 Silverado 4x4
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    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Good you saved my swig set.. Glad to see your OK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    Good you saved my swig set.. Glad to see your OK
    That top beam is a 6 x 6! Each swing hold s 250 lbs. It handled a few large branches well.

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    Man....those Ice Storms can do some Serious Damage!!.....x2 on Glad to Hear you-n-your family are OK...


    5.3 l 3.73 l G80

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    Glad you guys are ok. That could've been a lot worse

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    Just drive your truck over all that mess. You'll have a newly mulched yard in no time!
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    Glad ur okay. We didn't lose power nor did anyone around us. We just got the rain. If you still need a hand, let me know. I've got monday and Tuesday off
    -K&N Air Filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith4816 View Post
    Glad ur okay. We didn't lose power nor did anyone around us. We just got the rain. If you still need a hand, let me know. I've got monday and Tuesday off
    Thanks man. I actually thought about it while I was cleaning up. Of course every time I have an old fashioned chainsaw party at my house all my friends and family disappear. Then I realized that I really had no internet access as I do not have a smart phone.
    Last edited by Pikey; 12-27-2013 at 11:03 PM.

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    Ice storm! Nothing like going back in time 150 years. Glad you got it all restored.

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    Glad your back up Mike, that storm caused a lot of damage. We had thousands of people off the grid, started on Monday night. Some are still without power. The provincial utility had to recruit crews from NS and PEI.

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
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