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He was with his dad...

February 17, 2021 09:26AM
His dad is currently in ICU in critical condition.. From what I understand, they ran the generator on the backyard patio, but left the back door open, or cracked, or something and the fumes came inside.. My guess is they were running the generator outside and had extension cords plugged into it that were leading into the house through the back door, which had to be cracked to allow the extension cords in.. That's speculation on my part - its WAY too cold to leave the back door open for any other purpose..

So, two grown men made the same mistake.. I'm guessing wind blew the fumes inside the cracked door.. they didn't have a CO meter and never smelled it.. I'm hearing more and more people going through the same ordeal in Texas.. Some people have been without power since Sunday night, with temps down to -8 at night..

We've been lucky and haven't had power go down.. from wha tI understand, they were going to have "rolling blackouts" where they blackout power in specific parts of the town for 15 minutes, then turn it on and shut off other parts of town.. but - and this is Texa-wide - when they blacked out the first people, the whole system went offline and they weren't able to turn them back on because usage was above the capabilities they had to generate electricity.. and Texas has no "borrow energy from another state" plan because our elected leaders are idiots..

They just announced the governor told the electric company to go ahead and charge what they want for electricity to those who have it, because, in their opinion, we're all using too much.. which is crap.. I have the heater at 63 and never more than one light on at a time, trying to use as little as possible in hopes that other people will get theirs turned back on..

So, they can charge us a dollar a kilowatt hour if they want to now.. normally its about 7-8 cents.. Totally awesome how THEY created the energy disaster and now will become mega rich off it.. they should be arrested for causing the death of my friend and many others.. but, you know how that goes.. "never let a catastrophe go to waste.."

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  I just found out a friend of mine passed away..

sstrams81February 17, 2021 08:23AM

  Sorry for you loss

SeattleRam13February 17, 2021 08:31AM

  Thanks Seattle.. the only good..

sstrams12February 17, 2021 08:33AM

  My advice to everyone..

SeattleRam16February 17, 2021 08:43AM

  Yeah, that would be a great idea..

sstrams8February 17, 2021 08:48AM

  Re: Yeah, that would be a great idea..

SeattleRam8February 17, 2021 08:58AM

  This is unfortunately true..

sstrams8February 17, 2021 09:30AM

  Re: I just found out a friend of mine passed away..

MamaRAMa20February 17, 2021 08:55AM

  He was with his dad...

sstrams9February 17, 2021 09:26AM

  Re: He was with his dad...

txramfan8February 17, 2021 10:09AM

  Thanks man..

sstrams5February 17, 2021 10:30AM

  Ugh! So sorry.

Ramgator10February 17, 2021 09:42AM

  I think they're gonna find a whole bunch..

sstrams10February 17, 2021 09:58AM

  Yeah. Sounds like Florida after hurricanes. nm

Ramgator7February 17, 2021 04:19PM

  Sorry to hear that. What a tragedy.

Atlantic Ram11February 17, 2021 10:17AM

  Yeah, they're smart guys..

sstrams7February 17, 2021 10:33AM

  Re: I just found out a friend of mine passed away..

Arkansas Ram9February 17, 2021 11:30AM

  Re: I just found out a friend of mine passed away..

AlbaNY_Ram8February 17, 2021 01:08PM

  Thanks man..

sstrams7February 17, 2021 01:28PM

  that stinks

21Dog12February 17, 2021 04:46PM

  Thanks 21..

sstrams8February 17, 2021 05:11PM

  Rolling blackouts here.....

Arkansas Ram10February 18, 2021 05:21AM

  Plumbers WILL be rich...

sstrams9February 18, 2021 06:09AM

  Re: Plumbers WILL be rich...

Arkansas Ram7February 18, 2021 06:24AM

  I believe it...

sstrams4February 18, 2021 06:58AM

  Re: that stinks

waterfield9February 17, 2021 05:47PM

  Oh boy!

BlueRidgeHorns8February 18, 2021 01:57AM

  Thanks Blue and waterfield..

sstrams5February 18, 2021 04:17AM

  What a sad thing, and the saddest part....

roman1813February 18, 2021 04:11AM

  Re: I just found out a friend of mine passed away..

zn13February 18, 2021 07:09AM

  Thanks zn..

sstrams5February 18, 2021 07:20AM

  Re: I just found out a friend of mine passed away..

RAMbler13February 18, 2021 07:28AM

  Thanks RAMbler..

sstrams5February 18, 2021 07:57AM

  Sorry to hear about that

Drew28397February 18, 2021 08:10AM

  thanks Drew.. we're all good..

sstrams12February 18, 2021 10:36AM

  Shoveling snow IS a workout

Drew28399February 18, 2021 12:02PM

  I think most local people have power..

sstrams9February 18, 2021 12:55PM

  i'm sorry SST

JoeMad10February 19, 2021 02:02PM

  Thanks JoeMad..

sstrams5February 19, 2021 02:26PM