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No power for 6 hours

  The wind blows like hell here in west Texas often. Yesterday it was cold and the wind was blowing hard.  I heard it blowing extra hard and I was thinking this is not going to be good … bang off went  the power.
  I live in an apartment in west Fort Worth.  An all electric apartment.  The power went off at 4:15 PM.  It did not come back on until 10:15 PM.  OK I did not go crazy because of no porn Internet.  It was the cold that was my worry … I spent years working out in bitter cold … But now at 75 years of age .. I just do not do well in cold weather.
  It got down to 69 degrees at 7 PM.  I know a lot of people keep their homes at 69 degrees.  I do not.
At 10 PM it was 63 degrees. 
  The power came back on at 10:15 PM.  Thank God.
   I had about all the cold I could take.
  
   I have a APC BGE70 Backup-UPS.  This was the first real test of it.  It is a home network UPS unit.  It worked great.  My networking hardware was plugged into it. So the cable modem, router and Echo Dot still had power.  I think it lasted for an hour or two. I should have written down the times on it.  But after an hour of no power I could still talk to the Echo Dot. 

    I need a UPS for my computer.  Well I have two computers so I need two USP units.  I have one on my Amazon wish list and it is the CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD UPS.  I am not sure if it is the best unit for me or not.  It gets good reviews on Amazon.
    My main, bedroom, computer was not happy to lose power.  I got some errors messages for a bit after I got power back. But I think everything is working OK now.

     Well back to the no power.  This apartment is all electric. So when you lose power there is nothing you can do.  You can not turn on a gas oven or anything. 
     The apartment does have a fireplace.  But I, of course, did not have any logs.  I also do not have any way to even light a fireplace.  I do not smoke. 
      When I have some money I will see about ordering in some fireplace logs and whatever else a person needs. I have never used a fireplace. 

       I see I can get 10 pounds of wood products from Amazon PrimeNow for $22.54 and I will try and order the next time I place an order from PrimeNow.  Any idea how long 10 pounds of fatwood will last me? 
      
      

Warm now but back and neck hurting. Photo taken 12/18/2016.

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