Join Date: Nov 2006
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We are having tons of fun here! We added one more to the party late this afternoon. I will have to take a picture of Sammy. She is a very sweet bichon/ shih tzu mix. We are up to a house of 9 now. I am going to take Bacca back to Mom's tonight (she got her power back), so we will be at 8. Good times.
Karen, the natural gas generator we have is a Generac. It is a 7 kw and takes care of our heater, hot water heater, cable, internet, family room, kitchen, 2 refrigerators, appliances, 3 of our bathrooms, etc. We didn't do the bedrooms or the back part of our house. We also didn't do air conditioning as it would require a much larger generator. It was an expensive investment. It was around $6000 investment (we already have natural gas). But, it switches itself right on when the power goes out and runs everything we need. After the brutal experiences we had over the last few years with our loss of power, it is well worth it not to have to move out with all the dogs, throw away our food from refrigerator and freezers, etc. I actually feel a little guilty as my entire neighborhood is in the dark right now and we are nice and cozy.
**Karen, Mom to Brady, Dugan, and Devon