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Just Got Home.

Post  therrawbuzzin on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:56 am

It was the first time I've seen 12ft snow drifts.
What an adventure!
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Post  TinyHandsOfConcrete on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:05 am

just seen a guy on telly with his car under 30 ft of snow Shocked
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Post  therrawbuzzin on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:46 pm

We had no electricity for three days in an area where there's no gas supply.
Fortunately, the caravan site has bottled gas, and we bought a generator last October (to ensure that my wife's dialysis machine would always be usable, regardless.) and had a supply of petrol, which we managed to top up with help from some of the locals.
Community spirit, that many think has gone in this cynical age, shone through, with people sharing what they had, and looking out for others.
(Greed is bad, and human nature instinctively knows this, and takes command in situations of duress, and that is when the lie that self-interest is best (capitalism) is really debunked.)
We got hot food and warm, light shelter to others on the site, and filled hot water bottles, charged 'phones (although there was no signal until yesterday)and the like for others on site.
Fortunately, I'm up and about early, so on Friday morning I was able to keep the snow clear from our door, and so I dug out neighbours who would otherwise have been trapped.
As we were leaving yesterday, the 84-y-o woman in the next caravan said to me that she thought she wouldn't still be alive if it wasn't fot the help she'd got.
Over the weekend, we made a number of friends for life.
All power to the Port William Soviet Socialist enclave.

On a couple of sadder notes, a couple of local people perished, and the owner of the site, who has cattle and sheep, lost many of his animals, buried alive in the snow.
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Post  Floater on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:38 pm

It's amazing how people come together in adversity.

A trait that amost appears forgotten in modern times.

Glad you are all safe.
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Post  TheDesertFoxhat on Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:25 pm

We missed all the worst of it... Snowing just now but nothing of great concern...
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