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Old Posted Jan 9, 2013, 8:13 PM
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I love having our own sub forum we talk about much more now
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Oh I'm ready. Stocked up on batteries, food, and coffee and the Honda 1132 is fueled and ready to go..!
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I hear eggs are also in low supply. You guys planning on frying many eggs if the electricity goes?
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Sobey's didn't even have any of the prepackaged baby spinach! That's what I use for salads.

Guess I'll just eat cereal and Viva Puffs for a few days.
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I hear eggs are also in low supply. You guys planning on frying many eggs if the electricity goes?
Strange. I braved the crowds at Dominion this evening, not to stock up for the apocalypse but there for popsicles and jello (my little girl had a tonsillectomy today) and noticed there were no eggs. At Shoppers filling a prescription and people were frantic for eggs and they were out too. Buying gas at Irving and a guy was buying their last dozen. Maybe the laying hens have organized and walked off the job...
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I know! I went to Sobeys and the shelves were just about bare!
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Strange. I braved the crowds at Dominion this evening, not to stock up for the apocalypse but there for popsicles and jello (my little girl had a tonsillectomy today) and noticed there were no eggs. At Shoppers filling a prescription and people were frantic for eggs and they were out too. Buying gas at Irving and a guy was buying their last dozen. Maybe the laying hens have organized and walked off the job...
hahahah funny. what are people going to do with eggs if the power goes? .. make a cold soup of raw eggs
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I did my grocery shopping yesterday after having returned from two weeks away. I bought about two weeks worth of groceries. Over $100 (because grocery prices are nuts).

Then I realized, after I got home, that the power might go out and half of the stuff I bought might melt / go bad.

Smart move Copes. Smart move.
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I did my grocery shopping yesterday after having returned from two weeks away. I bought about two weeks worth of groceries. Over $100 (because grocery prices are nuts).

Then I realized, after I got home, that the power might go out and half of the stuff I bought might melt / go bad.

Smart move Copes. Smart move.
Here is what you need to do in the event of a long power outage:

http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=snow+f...9,r:0,s:0,i:78
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Strange. I braved the crowds at Dominion this evening, not to stock up for the apocalypse but there for popsicles and jello (my little girl had a tonsillectomy today) and noticed there were no eggs. At Shoppers filling a prescription and people were frantic for eggs and they were out too. Buying gas at Irving and a guy was buying their last dozen. Maybe the laying hens have organized and walked off the job...
That is strange. I guess a lot of people are planning on baking tomorrow. Let's just hope the power stays on.

On another note, as long as the beer coolers aren't empty this afternoon, I will be ok!
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I'm getting nervous/excited now. I can't wait to go out taking pictures. lol I'm stupid that way.
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I LOVE BEING HOME! AAAHHH!!!

I'm getting nervous/excited now. I can't wait to go out taking pictures. lol I'm stupid that way.
what a year!

Best summer and warmest/ longest we can remember and now possibly the worst blizzard ... HELLO climate change!
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hahaha I love them! and I've been trying to incorporate them to brighten up my posts
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...sumer-110.html

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Newfoundland Power's PUB request deemed out of line

Newfoundland and Labrador's official consumer advocate says Newfoundland Power's rate request is over the top, and argues that ratepayers could wind up giving executives extra pay for delivering a profit to shareholders.

Hearings begin Thursday at the Public Utilities Board on Newfoundland Power's request for a 7.2 per cent increase for its customer base.

Johnson, who was appointed to the watchdog position by the Newfoundland and Labrador government, said the 10.5 per cent profit margin, or return on equity, is simply too high.

"Newfoundland Power is a very well-protected, well-regulated utility. Very safe, no competition," Johnson told CBC News in advance of the hearing.

"And how they could ask their customers to pay [that] return on equity for them? It boggles the mind."

Johnson said he is also unhappy that Newfoundland Power pays incentives to its executives for delivering a high return to shareholders, given that much of the Fortis Inc.-owned company derives its income from rates set by the PUB.

"I don't blame shareholders in Newfoundland Power for wanting every last cent they can get," he said.

"However, if that's going to be the way, the shareholders have got to pay the cost of paying the [executives] to achieve those results, not the customer."

The PUB expects to hear presentations on the rate request through Jan. 25.
What do you guys think of this. To me, it seems absolutely appauling and I have to agree with the consumer advocate here.
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