We just spent almost $300 to make sure it works and it does not work...we lost power last night at 6:30...why? The wind blew. We did not have power again until 8:30 this morning. The generator runs for 20 minutes and stops...when it runs we had AC, water...WE COULD FLUSH...the refrigerators ran...it was heavenly...but after 15 minutes of bliss...we were in darkness. We took sponge baths with my makeup wipes...we are never prepared for anything! We each ate two melted Haagen Daz bars for dinner. Not a good idea...my orange water ices erupted all over the freezer. I am throwing this generator out...it cost a fortune and it's worthless...totally...worthless...anybody want a generator?
It's amazing how horrible life can be without power. We wore headlamps, we brushed our teeth dry, we sweated! Whoever says girls don't sweat is totally wrong...I was a sweaty mess. We both had headaches and as sick as Den still is...he was out in the rain every half hour trying to start the generator. We went to sleep without power...at one ish...and woke up without power at eight ish...we are totally wiped out!
But...we saved most of our groceries...we are getting ready for a yummy hamburger on the grill...we are showered, sprayed, clean...and we smell good again. One of the grocery stores near us lost their generator power and are tossing everything out of the store! Den ran in for something we forgot and people were walking around dazed...looking for food!
When we move I am only moving where there are underground power lines. Who knew how important this would be? And inland...way inland!
Reading this and not moving...we haven't eaten real food since noon yesterday!