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Old 11-28-2005, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default well, my morning sucked...

I got to sleep around 11 pm last night and was still hoping to get a good 7 hours...didn't work so well.

I woke up at around 3 am to a loud "thunk". I rolled over, and my fiance wasn't in bed...insta-panic. I went to the living room and found him sleeping, so I went to turn on the light...no power. I woke him up and we went to find a flashlight, and instead found all kinds of downed power lines.

This wouldn't be such a bad thing if they weren't downed ACROSS ALL THREE PICKUP TRUCKS.

Commonwealth Edison got them off the trucks just in time for me to leave for work...10 hour shift today Then I get to go home and clean up a HUGE downed tree.
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I was reading about all your weather this morning. Rough night in alot of places.
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So I hear. I keep getting complaints from the truckers showing up this morning.

The power lines on the trucks wouldn't be as sucky/funny if they had been parked together or even on the same side of the house...
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Update on this. It finally quit raining so I could get a good look at my pickup. It seems to be fine, other than one minor dent and lots of brown/black scuff marks where the lines hit and rubbed...allllll the way up the hood AND across the top of the cab...the ComEd guy was putting the lines back up and dropped them on the top of the cab

If anyone knows of something that'd be good at getting those scuffs off without damaging the paint, that'd be spiffy. They're kind-of gooey. I don't want to know how old those power lines are.
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It'* starting to slush here. Very early in the season for that, particularly during the day.
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If anyone knows of something that'd be good at getting those scuffs off without damaging the paint, that'd be spiffy. They're kind-of gooey. I don't want to know how old those power lines are.
I think I'd start with 3M general adhesive remover to get the gooey insulation off. It seems to work on a lot of different compounds without harming paint. For scuffs, I just used Meguiar'* ScratchX on some light scratches this weekend and it did an OK job...at least it didn't harm the surrounding paint.
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If anyone knows of something that'd be good at getting those scuffs off without damaging the paint, that'd be spiffy. They're kind-of gooey. I don't want to know how old those power lines are.
I think I'd start with 3M general adhesive remover to get the gooey insulation off.
You said the magic words. I'm a security guard at a 3M warehouse, and I believe I have some of that in my guard shack
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the meguires stuff is really good....took out my vandalism done to my car
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the meguires stuff is really good....took out my vandalism done to my car
You vandalized your own car???
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You vandalized your own car???
Nooo.. you ninny! He'* cleaning up the vandilism that happend to his car in a parking spot.
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