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Offline yodal

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Gererator is important!
« on: November 13, 2012, 04:22:25 PM »
How can I get my wide to see the importance of a generator. She's slowly coming on board with the prepping thing.
She buys extra beans and rice. But not near enough for me to feel comfortable.
But I'll walk buy a generator at the hardware store and say ( look Babe, that's not a bad price!) And her responce is. We don't need it. We have wood heat. That's it! Everything else in the house is electric!
I'm afraid she won't see the importance of one until we are without power for a week.and start stinkin!
We lose power every year because of snow related issues. Last year was for 7 days. But in that house all the appliances were gas!
Any ideas?
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Re: Gererator is important!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 06:05:45 PM »
Maybe look for some articles about the effects of Hurricane Sandy?  Or posts here on the forum?  There are lots of people talking about what they used their generators for, how important they are, or how much they wish they had one.
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Re: Gererator is important!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 06:06:32 PM »
Sounds to me like a tool.  A tool is men's business.  Does she come to you when she wants a new skillet?

Okay, okay, just kidding . . . .  My wife and I make these decisions together too and I'm fine with that, really.  ;D

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Re: Gererator is important!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 06:20:22 PM »
She may belooking at the generators thinking they are a lot of money. Why not start out by getting one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TE0IMG/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001TE0IMG&linkCode=as2&tag=knowledgepubc-20 and a couple of extension cords to keep the fridge and freezer cold? Stock up on flashlights and rechargeable batteries. Less money. See www.solar1234.comand listen to Steve Harris' podcast with Jack. I think episode 939 was the one that covered inverters.

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Re: Gererator is important!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 06:38:28 PM »
I suspect your wife might be more amenable to preparation purchases if you stop referring to her as wide:P

Seriously though, generators have many uses beyond backup power for one's home. If your wife handles the checkbook start saving your allowance and purchase one with cash. As many have posted since Sandy, consider the tri-fuel or the inverters first and work up to something larger with more power as funds allow and your wife's normalcy bias recedes.

Most people don't need CPR training until a family member needs his/her life saved when they fall down right in front of you. A generator is similar. By the time you need it the time has already passed to get it.

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Re: Gererator is important!
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 06:49:10 PM »
I suspect your wife might be more amenable to preparation purchases if you stop referring to her as wide:P

Doh !! . . .  Yea, they hate that, I've been told, by others.