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    Solar Flare or Thunderstorm?

    OK, the last two days have been brutal. Who or what do I blame all this on?? (No, it ain't Democrats)

    Car battery is shorting out. It charges fine, but rapidly drains itself without being connected.

    Cell phone battery went to 0% overnight. That never happens. Fully charged yesterday.

    Security light malfunction, it comes on and goes off with nothing moving all night long, stays off during the day, motion sensor stuck?

    LED flashlight failed with full battery, had to perform reset procedure.

    Game cameras failed to take video, only still pictures.

    Computer shut down on its own. Fine on reboot. (I have power settings set to never turn off.)

    I'll replace the car battery tomorrow. I'll check the phone to see if it is draining more rapidly than usual. I have a spare security light I can install. We have a surge protector in our electrical panel, and a 50 amp in line surge protector for the trailer power too. It still shows all indicator LEDs protecting properly. Phone was not plugged in, and car battery of course was not connected to anything, same with flashlight. All other electronics in the house working properly.

    Any guesses or opinions? We did have thunderstorms move thru the last two nights and did lose power twice yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    OK, the last two days have been brutal. Who or what do I blame all this on?? (No, it ain't Democrats)

    Car battery is shorting out. It charges fine, but rapidly drains itself without being connected.

    Cell phone battery went to 0% overnight. That never happens. Fully charged yesterday.

    Security light malfunction, it comes on and goes off with nothing moving all night long, stays off during the day, motion sensor stuck?

    LED flashlight failed with full battery, had to perform reset procedure.

    Game cameras failed to take video, only still pictures.

    Computer shut down on its own. Fine on reboot. (I have power settings set to never turn off.)

    I'll replace the car battery tomorrow. I'll check the phone to see if it is draining more rapidly than usual. I have a spare security light I can install. We have a surge protector in our electrical panel, and a 50 amp in line surge protector for the trailer power too. It still shows all indicator LEDs protecting properly. Phone was not plugged in, and car battery of course was not connected to anything, same with flashlight. All other electronics in the house working properly.

    Any guesses or opinions? We did have thunderstorms move thru the last two nights and did lose power twice yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    OK, the last two days have been brutal. Who or what do I blame all this on?? (No, it ain't Democrats)

    Car battery is shorting out. It charges fine, but rapidly drains itself without being connected.

    Cell phone battery went to 0% overnight. That never happens. Fully charged yesterday.

    Security light malfunction, it comes on and goes off with nothing moving all night long, stays off during the day, motion sensor stuck?

    LED flashlight failed with full battery, had to perform reset procedure.

    Game cameras failed to take video, only still pictures.

    Computer shut down on its own. Fine on reboot. (I have power settings set to never turn off.)

    I'll replace the car battery tomorrow. I'll check the phone to see if it is draining more rapidly than usual. I have a spare security light I can install. We have a surge protector in our electrical panel, and a 50 amp in line surge protector for the trailer power too. It still shows all indicator LEDs protecting properly. Phone was not plugged in, and car battery of course was not connected to anything, same with flashlight. All other electronics in the house working properly.

    Any guesses or opinions? We did have thunderstorms move thru the last two nights and did lose power twice yesterday.
    I read about this too..

    Supposedly "NASA" says thingy move on ..

    Hopefully they are "Correct"..

    Also "Quoted" the CARRINGTON EVENT like back in 1869....

    Back then took out the TELEGRAM lines..

    Today same event Kill more Half American Population Off..

    Think about that..

    People Today don't know how do stuff 4 "themselves" like people back then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan40 View Post
    Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!!
    Ecto Cooler..

    It was actually Green Kool aid came in bottle & cans..

    But ya could never quite make it "Same Way" outta Packets in a Pitcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Ecto Cooler..

    It was actually Green Kool aid came in bottle & cans..

    But ya could never quite make it "Same Way" outta Packets in a Pitcher
    Back in those days was working a "Roofing " crew .

    I'd sit under that tree drinking "Ecto Cooler"

    Okey dokey truth be told afew shots of Vodka too

    Probably rolling a "Doober" too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Back in those days was working a "Roofing " crew .

    I'd sit under that tree drinking "Ecto Cooler"

    Okey dokey truth be told afew shots of Vodka too

    Probably rolling a "Doober" too
    Awe the Good Ole Days happy ya just showed up "Everyday"..

    Didn't care ya smelled of afew drinks or smoking pot..

    Just "Be Here" Everyday is what "mattered" ..

    Hadda work your @$$ off too..

    $12 & hour Ca$h was Really Good $$$ back then too..

    Tell ya what though humping those 50 bundles of Shingles up an 83 pitch kinda "Scary" too..

    Now certain jobs they'd hit with a boom truck like 5 am before crew got there..

    Do a "Chimney" Stack..

    Actually looking back a "Chimney Stack" was TOP Notch..

    What "sucked" 4 US hadda move all that shingles by hand so we could rip off the roof..

    Good Job show up drunk get high on the job too
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    OK, the last two days have been brutal. Who or what do I blame all this on?? (No, it ain't Democrats)

    Car battery is shorting out. It charges fine, but rapidly drains itself without being connected.

    Cell phone battery went to 0% overnight. That never happens. Fully charged yesterday.

    Security light malfunction, it comes on and goes off with nothing moving all night long, stays off during the day, motion sensor stuck?

    LED flashlight failed with full battery, had to perform reset procedure.

    Game cameras failed to take video, only still pictures.

    Computer shut down on its own. Fine on reboot. (I have power settings set to never turn off.)

    I'll replace the car battery tomorrow. I'll check the phone to see if it is draining more rapidly than usual. I have a spare security light I can install. We have a surge protector in our electrical panel, and a 50 amp in line surge protector for the trailer power too. It still shows all indicator LEDs protecting properly. Phone was not plugged in, and car battery of course was not connected to anything, same with flashlight. All other electronics in the house working properly.

    Any guesses or opinions? We did have thunderstorms move thru the last two nights and did lose power twice yesterday.
    I've never seen or heard of Thunderstorms causing such disruptions and we get a hell of a lot of them on the High Plains and in N. Texas where I spent the majority of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Ecto Cooler..

    It was actually Green Kool aid came in bottle & cans..

    But ya could never quite make it "Same Way" outta Packets in a Pitcher
    Didn't see the movie. Don't know Ecto cooler..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dinosaur View Post
    OK, the last two days have been brutal. Who or what do I blame all this on?? (No, it ain't Democrats)

    Car battery is shorting out. It charges fine, but rapidly drains itself without being connected.

    Cell phone battery went to 0% overnight. That never happens. Fully charged yesterday.

    Security light malfunction, it comes on and goes off with nothing moving all night long, stays off during the day, motion sensor stuck?

    LED flashlight failed with full battery, had to perform reset procedure.

    Game cameras failed to take video, only still pictures.

    Computer shut down on its own. Fine on reboot. (I have power settings set to never turn off.)

    I'll replace the car battery tomorrow. I'll check the phone to see if it is draining more rapidly than usual. I have a spare security light I can install. We have a surge protector in our electrical panel, and a 50 amp in line surge protector for the trailer power too. It still shows all indicator LEDs protecting properly. Phone was not plugged in, and car battery of course was not connected to anything, same with flashlight. All other electronics in the house working properly.

    Any guesses or opinions? We did have thunderstorms move thru the last two nights and did lose power twice yesterday.
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    Update ...

    Phone seems to be working normally. Battery seems to last as long as it ever did. Possible Google Earth app drained it? I was looking for property markers.

    New battery in the car. The battery would charge up, but couldn't hold a charge. Out of warranty, so replaced. Three and a half years old.

    Security light mysteriously is working again. No replacement needed.

    Flashlight reset seems to be successful, no more issues.

    Trail cameras all working normally. Pics and videos.

    Strange how they all happened at once. I'm going with some kind of EMF event, maybe lightning strike close by. Or poor maintenance.

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