@cengland0 I don’t even set the clock on the microwave anymore. It is adjacent to the wall oven which also has a clock, and the clock in the oven isn’t as sensitive to brief power blips as the microwave. Besides, my OCD does not do well when the times on the two clocks are out of sync due to the inevitable drift.
@kjady That used to be bad, but we have portable Mr Heaters for winter (and an aladdin and a couple of kerosene lamps that put out decent heat) and a generator that can run a room a/c so at least the sleeping room stays comfortable… and it also provides TV, computer, fan, and fridge/freezer power for winter. The only thing to worry about is the local pilferers since it is a portable and this is, after all, ill-annoy.
@cengland0 The hub. Your reply sent on a Google hunt again and this time I found an answer in our recovery mode. So, I’d like to change my answer to as soon as the lights go out I crave microwave popcorn.
For anyone else reading this, the setting is actually called, “Power-on Behavior” and you “Use these settings to determine what your lights do when they are powered on after having been powered off, whether using a wall switch or due to a power outage.”
Your options for this setting are:
Philips Hue default (Warm white, full brightness)
Power loss recovery (Last used color and brightness)
@Fuzzalini Me too! Left the house at 8AM, swung by at noon to grab a to-go lunch, and returned when the dinner bell rung. Then back out for ghost in the graveyard.
Lots to do…fishing in the creek, building forts, dirt bike race track, chipped teeth, sun burn, ticks, stitches, backyard football, and on and on and on.
/giphy surprised I survived
@Fuzzalini@jimmyd103 Don’t forget Cox engine lighter-fluid fueled line controlled airplane dogfights. And bottle rocket wars and playing “pass reciever goes long for a bomb” with Lawn Darts like it was a football.
How about a choice on the survey that is : All of the above or Not being able to use anything that needs electrical power? Or raising the powered garage door without power (reaching that release lever on the opener is impossible with a van parked underneath). We are so spoiled having electricity. Spent a week without it after a tornado took out the power lines. Cooking on a camp stove when you are not camping gets old fast.
We have a private well, so when the power goes out we have water only until the pressure tank runs out. For brief outages that is not so bad, but it becomes a nasty problem once the toilets no longer flush. I do have a generator that will run the well pump, but that means hauling it out of the barn, hooking it up, fueling it and getting it started. So I usually don’t bother with it unless the outage lasts more than half a day or so.
Air-conditioning or heating followed by the garage door. How can these not be on the list. All of the things on the list have workarounds of varying levels of effectiveness, but there’s no good fix for no ac or heat or that heavy awkward door.
Back in…2003?..( Def pre smart phone/ mobile internet) I called the power company on my landline, to check on the status/est duration of the outage…
The recording told me I could report an outage on their webpage.
@ZeroCharisma That part I like - my fridge and mini-freezer and DVR put out a constant undercurrent of “white noise” and it’s so relaxing to not hear it. And extra nice in the summer if my dratted neighbors’ noisy air-conditioner shuts off!