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    Default Ice Storm of 1998

    Anybody recall this weather event? We received the worst of it where I live back when I was just a tike.

    Just imagine the sound of trees crashing constantly at night when trying to sleep.
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    We had government aid for crying out loud.

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    Default Re: Ice Storm of 1998

    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbreaker View Post
    Anybody recall this weather event? We received the worst of it where I live back when I was just a tike.

    Just imagine the sound of trees crashing constantly at night when trying to sleep.
    :deadhorse1:

    We had government aid for crying out loud.
    Yup. I recall moving into my new house (it had just gotten finished the week before the ice storm) and my dad went out and bought our woodstove. Didn't have power for...two weeks or so, I think. I remember playing Monopoly over...and over...and over by candlelight with my little bro. Maybe that's why I hate Monopoly now. :lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee1983 View Post
    Yup. I recall moving into my new house (it had just gotten finished the week before the ice storm) and my dad went out and bought our woodstove. Didn't have power for...two weeks or so, I think. I remember playing Monopoly over...and over...and over by candlelight with my little bro. Maybe that's why I hate Monopoly now. :lol
    You do know this is the Ice Storm in Northern NY and Canada, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailbreaker View Post
    You do know this is the Ice Storm in Northern NY and Canada, right?
    No kidding! :deadhorse1:

    Seriously though, in 1998, I believe we had one too.
    I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't know what I'd do if I caught one. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer.

    I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.

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    Default Re: Ice Storm of 1998

    Ours was the big mamma though, one of the biggest:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Storm_of_1998

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    Oh Hell yea I remember that storm. My house lost power for two straight weeks. We had to crowd around the wood stove for heat. That poor stove wasn't built for such heavy use, we actually cooked the paint right off the thing! Also went over to the grandparents house for showering since they still had power. Of course they were on the same power grid as Central Maine Medical Center, so they got first dibs on making sure power was up and running.

    I also remember Al Gore visiting to see the damage and Central Maine Power yelled at him for grabbing a downed power line. lol They've been running ads for years with their motto "No line is safe to touch, ever." And then there goes Al Gore..... ruining everything lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarCrow28 View Post
    I also remember Al Gore visiting to see the damage and Central Maine Power yelled at him for grabbing a downed power line. lol They've been running ads for years with their motto "No line is safe to touch, ever." And then there goes Al Gore..... ruining everything lol.
    Lesson: Never let politicians near electrical stuff.

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