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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: The real challenge surviving a power outage


October 6, 2017

A total of 44 hours without power starts out all fun and games, but after a while things get real, and nothing spoils the mood like real.

The great winter storm of early autumn 2017 kicked into gear Monday, overwhelming our electricity with its hard-driven slushiness, just after sundown. On the first day of my week off.

No big deal. I had just finished supper. The temperature was still above freezing. My husband, John, and I just hunkered down with some warm blankets and did that thing what couples do when the power goes out. We went to bed early.

I got the best 10 hours of uninterrupted...

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