My power is out

It’s 3:35am now, and the power went out at 8:15pm. I just checked the refrigerator, and it’s room temperature in there. I guess my food is spoiled by now. I don’t have the money for groceries until my SS check May 3rd.

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That sucks :slightly_frowning_face:

Can you get any emergency money?

Here in the UK they used to have a crisis loan, and on the main benefit you can withdraw some before it’s due

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Are there any local food banks near you? You could pick up a couple free bags of groceries. Churches have food pantries sometimes.

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I have a credit card but I really don’t want to use it. I just bought groceries a couple of days ago.

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Won’t it be better to use that than go hungry. It’s only the 23rd April right now

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Yes I guess I can go to the food bank Monday if the power is back by then.

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I understand not wanting to use credit cards. But credit cards are good for emergencies and this seems like an emergency.

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I guess I’ll have to use my credit card. I’ll try to salvage what I can then go to the food bank.

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I’ll cook the meat when the power is back. It’s an electric stove I got.

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Yeah, what kind of food do you have in your refrigerator? You can look up online how long each food stays fresh before it spoils and needs to be thrown out.

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Example: https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/how-long-can-eggs-be-out-of-fridge

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Meat eggs produce milk cheese mainly. Frozen bread vegetables burritos meat. I didn’t open the freezer.

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Thanks @77nick77 @eighteyedspy23 @Joker

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I deleted my earlier post because I figured you would need your power to cook the meat. But if it’s not too long you could still cook some of the stuff you have and maybe some of it will still be okay.
It seems it all depends on when your power turns back on.
Fingers crossed that it will be sooner than later.

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Me too. 15151515

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I like the kitty on your new avatar @ElGato btw.

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Thanks @eighteyedspy23

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