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Old 20-09-2003, 01:36 AM
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I had a trying 24hrs. with no power. I prayed for my fish to make it
through. My DH ran around town looking for a generator with non to be found
a friend provided a mini ac/dc adapter to connect to the battery of the car
to run aerator. The wetones had been w/o water movement for 14 hrs already.
The power came on about 1 hr ago and the fish were dancing in the fall
stream of water.

We had many trees down, I live 1/2 mile off the main road. DH took off at
daybreak with the dozer and chain saws. I was able to keep all in
prespective and know many had it much worse than we. The storm had lost much
of it's punch by the time it got here (So. MD), but it was still the worst I
had ever remembered for this area. My heart goes out to those in No. Car
take took the brunt of the impact. Joann




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Old 20-09-2003, 01:36 AM
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Joann,
Glad to know you and yours are safe!


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Old 21-09-2003, 01:27 AM
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Joann,

The Outer Banks of NC really got hammered (including a new inlet through
Hatteras), but inland we fared better than we did in Hurricane Floyd in
1999, when most of the deaths were due to drowning (inland, I mean).

I understand that MD & VA had some tough times, too even though Isabel had
"weakened" (I guess someone forgot to tell her).

Your description of the mini ac/dc adapter that runs off a car battery gave
me an idea. After the blackout last month, someone mentioned using a
gas-powered leaf blower to aerate a pond, so that got me thinking (always a
dangerous thing, admittedly).

We have a mini air-pump (compressor?) that plugs into a car's cigarette
lighter (or outlet on newer vehicles) and pumps air into tires. I think
that normally the release of air is controlled by the part the connects to
the tire valve (boy, my descriptive powers are failing me here!), but it
might still pump air if the connection is cut off the rubber tube.

I'm not going to go cut my gadget apart to find out, but I think it would be
a worthwhile experiment for someone trying to keep koi or other valuable
fish alive.

Just a thought,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC


"FBCS" wrote in message
...
I had a trying 24hrs. with no power. I prayed for my fish to make it
through. My DH ran around town looking for a generator with non to be

found
a friend provided a mini ac/dc adapter to connect to the battery of the

car
to run aerator. The wetones had been w/o water movement for 14 hrs

already.
The power came on about 1 hr ago and the fish were dancing in the fall
stream of water.

We had many trees down, I live 1/2 mile off the main road. DH took off at
daybreak with the dozer and chain saws. I was able to keep all in
prespective and know many had it much worse than we. The storm had lost

much
of it's punch by the time it got here (So. MD), but it was still the worst

I
had ever remembered for this area. My heart goes out to those in No. Car
take took the brunt of the impact. Joann





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Old 21-09-2003, 01:27 AM
Hank
 
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Anne, If you go to any bait shop or even w-Mart or k-Mart you can get
a battery operated air stone that will run for hours on one D battery.
They are used to keep live bait "live". They are cheap also.
"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
...
Joann,

The Outer Banks of NC really got hammered (including a new inlet

through
Hatteras), but inland we fared better than we did in Hurricane Floyd

in
1999, when most of the deaths were due to drowning (inland, I mean).

I understand that MD & VA had some tough times, too even though

Isabel had
"weakened" (I guess someone forgot to tell her).

Your description of the mini ac/dc adapter that runs off a car

battery gave
me an idea. After the blackout last month, someone mentioned using

a
gas-powered leaf blower to aerate a pond, so that got me thinking

(always a
dangerous thing, admittedly).

We have a mini air-pump (compressor?) that plugs into a car's

cigarette
lighter (or outlet on newer vehicles) and pumps air into tires. I

think
that normally the release of air is controlled by the part the

connects to
the tire valve (boy, my descriptive powers are failing me here!),

but it
might still pump air if the connection is cut off the rubber tube.

I'm not going to go cut my gadget apart to find out, but I think it

would be
a worthwhile experiment for someone trying to keep koi or other

valuable
fish alive.

Just a thought,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC


"FBCS" wrote in message
...
I had a trying 24hrs. with no power. I prayed for my fish to make

it
through. My DH ran around town looking for a generator with non to

be
found
a friend provided a mini ac/dc adapter to connect to the battery

of the
car
to run aerator. The wetones had been w/o water movement for 14 hrs

already.
The power came on about 1 hr ago and the fish were dancing in the

fall
stream of water.

We had many trees down, I live 1/2 mile off the main road. DH

took off at
daybreak with the dozer and chain saws. I was able to keep all in
prespective and know many had it much worse than we. The storm had

lost
much
of it's punch by the time it got here (So. MD), but it was still

the worst
I
had ever remembered for this area. My heart goes out to those in

No. Car
take took the brunt of the impact. Joann








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Old 21-09-2003, 01:47 AM
FBCS
 
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Headed for Walmart just in case I find myself in this situation again.
"Hank" wrote in message
.. .
Anne, If you go to any bait shop or even w-Mart or k-Mart you can get
a battery operated air stone that will run for hours on one D battery.
They are used to keep live bait "live". They are cheap also.
"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
...
Joann,

The Outer Banks of NC really got hammered (including a new inlet

through
Hatteras), but inland we fared better than we did in Hurricane Floyd

in
1999, when most of the deaths were due to drowning (inland, I mean).

I understand that MD & VA had some tough times, too even though

Isabel had
"weakened" (I guess someone forgot to tell her).

Your description of the mini ac/dc adapter that runs off a car

battery gave
me an idea. After the blackout last month, someone mentioned using

a
gas-powered leaf blower to aerate a pond, so that got me thinking

(always a
dangerous thing, admittedly).

We have a mini air-pump (compressor?) that plugs into a car's

cigarette
lighter (or outlet on newer vehicles) and pumps air into tires. I

think
that normally the release of air is controlled by the part the

connects to
the tire valve (boy, my descriptive powers are failing me here!),

but it
might still pump air if the connection is cut off the rubber tube.

I'm not going to go cut my gadget apart to find out, but I think it

would be
a worthwhile experiment for someone trying to keep koi or other

valuable
fish alive.

Just a thought,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC


"FBCS" wrote in message
...
I had a trying 24hrs. with no power. I prayed for my fish to make

it
through. My DH ran around town looking for a generator with non to

be
found
a friend provided a mini ac/dc adapter to connect to the battery

of the
car
to run aerator. The wetones had been w/o water movement for 14 hrs

already.
The power came on about 1 hr ago and the fish were dancing in the

fall
stream of water.

We had many trees down, I live 1/2 mile off the main road. DH

took off at
daybreak with the dozer and chain saws. I was able to keep all in
prespective and know many had it much worse than we. The storm had

lost
much
of it's punch by the time it got here (So. MD), but it was still

the worst
I
had ever remembered for this area. My heart goes out to those in

No. Car
take took the brunt of the impact. Joann












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Old 21-09-2003, 01:47 AM
FBCS
 
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Glad to hear you did well and are safe. There are still many in our area w/o
power, 24hrs w/o wasn't bad I consider myself blessed. I was at the grocery
earlier trying to get ice. They just had a shipment come in it was
unbelievable the poor grocer was mobbed by about 20 shoppers trying to get
ice to keep their food from spoiling. I wasn't worried about my food
spoiling when the power was out. I was worried about my fish getting the air
they desperately needed.

My DH had thought of the compressor air pump, great minds think alike. He
said they make them specifically to pump up rafts and air mattresses that do
not have a tire valve and is less than $20. Next time! Joann
"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
...
Joann,

The Outer Banks of NC really got hammered (including a new inlet through
Hatteras), but inland we fared better than we did in Hurricane Floyd in
1999, when most of the deaths were due to drowning (inland, I mean).

I understand that MD & VA had some tough times, too even though Isabel had
"weakened" (I guess someone forgot to tell her).

Your description of the mini ac/dc adapter that runs off a car battery

gave
me an idea. After the blackout last month, someone mentioned using a
gas-powered leaf blower to aerate a pond, so that got me thinking (always

a
dangerous thing, admittedly).

We have a mini air-pump (compressor?) that plugs into a car's cigarette
lighter (or outlet on newer vehicles) and pumps air into tires. I think
that normally the release of air is controlled by the part the connects to
the tire valve (boy, my descriptive powers are failing me here!), but it
might still pump air if the connection is cut off the rubber tube.

I'm not going to go cut my gadget apart to find out, but I think it would

be
a worthwhile experiment for someone trying to keep koi or other valuable
fish alive.

Just a thought,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC


"FBCS" wrote in message
...
I had a trying 24hrs. with no power. I prayed for my fish to make it
through. My DH ran around town looking for a generator with non to be

found
a friend provided a mini ac/dc adapter to connect to the battery of the

car
to run aerator. The wetones had been w/o water movement for 14 hrs

already.
The power came on about 1 hr ago and the fish were dancing in the fall
stream of water.

We had many trees down, I live 1/2 mile off the main road. DH took off

at
daybreak with the dozer and chain saws. I was able to keep all in
prespective and know many had it much worse than we. The storm had lost

much
of it's punch by the time it got here (So. MD), but it was still the

worst
I
had ever remembered for this area. My heart goes out to those in No. Car
take took the brunt of the impact. Joann







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Old 21-09-2003, 02:22 AM
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You wouldn't have to cut it apart. Go to a place that sells tires and mounts
them. Buy a valve stem.
"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
...
Joann,

The Outer Banks of NC really got hammered (including a new inlet through
Hatteras), but inland we fared better than we did in Hurricane Floyd in
1999, when most of the deaths were due to drowning (inland, I mean).

I understand that MD & VA had some tough times, too even though Isabel had
"weakened" (I guess someone forgot to tell her).

Your description of the mini ac/dc adapter that runs off a car battery

gave
me an idea. After the blackout last month, someone mentioned using a
gas-powered leaf blower to aerate a pond, so that got me thinking (always

a
dangerous thing, admittedly).

We have a mini air-pump (compressor?) that plugs into a car's cigarette
lighter (or outlet on newer vehicles) and pumps air into tires. I think
that normally the release of air is controlled by the part the connects to
the tire valve (boy, my descriptive powers are failing me here!), but it
might still pump air if the connection is cut off the rubber tube.

I'm not going to go cut my gadget apart to find out, but I think it would

be
a worthwhile experiment for someone trying to keep koi or other valuable
fish alive.

Just a thought,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC


"FBCS" wrote in message
...
I had a trying 24hrs. with no power. I prayed for my fish to make it
through. My DH ran around town looking for a generator with non to be

found
a friend provided a mini ac/dc adapter to connect to the battery of the

car
to run aerator. The wetones had been w/o water movement for 14 hrs

already.
The power came on about 1 hr ago and the fish were dancing in the fall
stream of water.

We had many trees down, I live 1/2 mile off the main road. DH took off

at
daybreak with the dozer and chain saws. I was able to keep all in
prespective and know many had it much worse than we. The storm had lost

much
of it's punch by the time it got here (So. MD), but it was still the

worst
I
had ever remembered for this area. My heart goes out to those in No. Car
take took the brunt of the impact. Joann







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Old 21-09-2003, 03:12 AM
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I live in Central MD. We lost power at 6:01 pm Thurs and got it back 6:04
pm Fri so not too bad. A large locust was on our power lines, with the
root ball sticking up. We have 5 acres. We huge top of a tulip poplar
down and leveled about 20 smaller trees with it. Tons of leaves and
branches. Had air pumps for aquariums and batteries never ran out. Had
generator run twice Fri for about 2 hours each time and ran main pond
pump, freezer, and well pump on that. Ants kept tripping my pond as they
moved all their eggs into the plug-in box. My boss lives on Kent Island.
I don't know yet but he may have been flooded.

On a lighter note, I'm horribly ill. It started last Sat with weakness
and then got sore throat Sun and then off and on fever up to 101 every day
since then plus painful throat, ears, total congestion, inability to
speak, headache, diarrhea, absolutely no appetite, hard to type, should be
in bed, spent 13 hours today doing chores, ran 3 hours late, didn't get to
computer chores really, took off work Thurs and Fri (they'll make me pay
since I had overdue work and more to do, I'll have to work even harder and
have to go in Mon no matter what), and now, to make things worse, my eye
is infected. It's like snot is coming from my eye. It's so irritating.
My father's eyes are blood red from the same thing. We went to a clinic
today but they're all closed so maybe Mon after a morning at hell (that's
what I call my job), I can see my incompetent primary care physician. Oh,
did I mention my tonsils are coated in white goo? Tonsilitis? Ironic,
the best night's rest I had this week was the night of the hurricane as it
sounded like a constant freight train and lulled me to sleep. I was up
all night last night, can't stop coughing, taking tons of meds, so sick,
Nyquil overnight won't even let me sleep.

So, those waiting for e-mails from me will have to wait. Can't work on my
site either. Oh, also, my e-mail today was full of that new virus so some
e-mails may have bounced. I guess I should go die now. If only I could
pass out.

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Old 21-09-2003, 03:32 AM
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If you read the directions for the 12volt compressor I am sure it will
tell you not to run it for longer than 15 minutes. If you want to use
12volt get a small marine bilge pump and connect it to a spray
bar.(pvc pipe with holes drilled down one side and a cap on the end)
The pumps are submerged and made to run constantly.

http://community.webshots.com/user/hankpage1

"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
...
Joann,

The Outer Banks of NC really got hammered (including a new inlet

through
Hatteras), but inland we fared better than we did in Hurricane Floyd

in
1999, when most of the deaths were due to drowning (inland, I mean).

I understand that MD & VA had some tough times, too even though

Isabel had
"weakened" (I guess someone forgot to tell her).

Your description of the mini ac/dc adapter that runs off a car

battery gave
me an idea. After the blackout last month, someone mentioned using

a
gas-powered leaf blower to aerate a pond, so that got me thinking

(always a
dangerous thing, admittedly).

We have a mini air-pump (compressor?) that plugs into a car's

cigarette
lighter (or outlet on newer vehicles) and pumps air into tires. I

think
that normally the release of air is controlled by the part the

connects to
the tire valve (boy, my descriptive powers are failing me here!),

but it
might still pump air if the connection is cut off the rubber tube.

I'm not going to go cut my gadget apart to find out, but I think it

would be
a worthwhile experiment for someone trying to keep koi or other

valuable
fish alive.

Just a thought,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC


"FBCS" wrote in message
...
I had a trying 24hrs. with no power. I prayed for my fish to make

it
through. My DH ran around town looking for a generator with non to

be
found
a friend provided a mini ac/dc adapter to connect to the battery

of the
car
to run aerator. The wetones had been w/o water movement for 14 hrs

already.
The power came on about 1 hr ago and the fish were dancing in the

fall
stream of water.

We had many trees down, I live 1/2 mile off the main road. DH

took off at
daybreak with the dozer and chain saws. I was able to keep all in
prespective and know many had it much worse than we. The storm had

lost
much
of it's punch by the time it got here (So. MD), but it was still

the worst
I
had ever remembered for this area. My heart goes out to those in

No. Car
take took the brunt of the impact. Joann








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Old 21-09-2003, 03:32 AM
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Joann,

I'm glad to hear that great minds think alike, as I gave up trying to
explain to Hank that I was not the one whose pond needed aeration or to
Mickey that I would not know what to do with the valve stem he suggested I
buy (I confess that I did have one idea, but I don't think we want to
discuss it here).

Take care,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC





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Old 21-09-2003, 03:42 AM
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Sounds like strep, go to a dr or you'll be in the hospital. The ER is
good for weekend illnesses and doesn't require time off work. Hope you
feel better soon. Go to a doctor!



On Sat, 20 Sep 2003 21:07:52 -0400, Robyn Rhudy
wrote:

It started last Sat with weakness
and then got sore throat Sun and then off and on fever up to 101 every day
since then plus painful throat, ears, total congestion, inability to
speak, headache, diarrhea, absolutely no appetite, hard to type, should be
in bed,


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Old 21-09-2003, 03:43 AM
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Sorry Anne, perhaps your failing descriptive powers confused me. ;-}

"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
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Joann,

I'm glad to hear that great minds think alike, as I gave up trying

to
explain to Hank that I was not the one whose pond needed aeration or

to
Mickey that I would not know what to do with the valve stem he

suggested I
buy (I confess that I did have one idea, but I don't think we want

to
discuss it here).

Take care,

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC






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Old 21-09-2003, 04:02 AM
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Robyn,
Sending you a VAT of virtual hot
chicken soup!!
Get better soon!


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Old 21-09-2003, 11:49 PM
Anne Lurie
 
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Robyn,

You *have* to get better -- I've already bookmarked your new URL

Seriously, though, I think jammer is right that you may have strep throat.
Also, I'm sending you the virtual matzo balls to go with the virtual chicken
soup k30a is sending! (Plus virtual Mint Milano cookies for when your
throat is better.)

BTW, speaking of strep throat, I discovered the hard way that most ice cream
is fine on the throat -- but *chocolate* ice cream makes the pain worse,
alas....... (But this was 30+ years ago, maybe things are different now.)

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC

"Robyn Rhudy" wrote in message
...


I live in Central MD. We lost power at 6:01 pm Thurs and got it back 6:04
pm Fri so not too bad. A large locust was on our power lines, with the
root ball sticking up. We have 5 acres. We huge top of a tulip poplar
down and leveled about 20 smaller trees with it. Tons of leaves and
branches. Had air pumps for aquariums and batteries never ran out. Had
generator run twice Fri for about 2 hours each time and ran main pond
pump, freezer, and well pump on that. Ants kept tripping my pond as they
moved all their eggs into the plug-in box. My boss lives on Kent Island.
I don't know yet but he may have been flooded.

On a lighter note, I'm horribly ill. It started last Sat with weakness
and then got sore throat Sun and then off and on fever up to 101 every day
since then plus painful throat, ears, total congestion, inability to
speak, headache, diarrhea, absolutely no appetite, hard to type, should be
in bed, spent 13 hours today doing chores, ran 3 hours late, didn't get to
computer chores really, took off work Thurs and Fri (they'll make me pay
since I had overdue work and more to do, I'll have to work even harder and
have to go in Mon no matter what), and now, to make things worse, my eye
is infected. It's like snot is coming from my eye. It's so irritating.
My father's eyes are blood red from the same thing. We went to a clinic
today but they're all closed so maybe Mon after a morning at hell (that's
what I call my job), I can see my incompetent primary care physician. Oh,
did I mention my tonsils are coated in white goo? Tonsilitis? Ironic,
the best night's rest I had this week was the night of the hurricane as it
sounded like a constant freight train and lulled me to sleep. I was up
all night last night, can't stop coughing, taking tons of meds, so sick,
Nyquil overnight won't even let me sleep.

So, those waiting for e-mails from me will have to wait. Can't work on my
site either. Oh, also, my e-mail today was full of that new virus so some
e-mails may have bounced. I guess I should go die now. If only I could
pass out.

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Old 22-09-2003, 12:05 AM
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On a lighter note, I'm horribly ill. It started last Sat with weakness
and then got sore throat Sun and then off and on fever up to 101 every day
since then plus painful throat, ears, total congestion, inability to
speak, headache, diarrhea, absolutely no appetite, hard to type, should be
in bed, spent 13 hours today doing chores, ran 3 hours late, didn't get to
computer chores really, took off work Thurs and Fri (they'll make me pay
since I had overdue work and more to do, I'll have to work even harder and
have to go in Mon no matter what), and now, to make things worse, my eye
is infected. It's like snot is coming from my eye. It's so irritating.
My father's eyes are blood red from the same thing. We went to a clinic
today but they're all closed so maybe Mon after a morning at hell (that's
what I call my job), I can see my incompetent primary care physician. Oh,
did I mention my tonsils are coated in white goo? Tonsilitis? Ironic,
the best night's rest I had this week was the night of the hurricane as it
sounded like a constant freight train and lulled me to sleep. I was up
all night last night, can't stop coughing, taking tons of meds, so sick,
Nyquil overnight won't even let me sleep.



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slice it thin and boil in a few cups of water until
its light brown color and smells like ginger.

add some sugar and drink it warm, it works great so
forget the taste, lol, you will feel it burn when
it hits the infection/s.

reputed to kill strep, staph and ecoli on contact
I use it when im sick, works well!.


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