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Published: Sunday, Feb. 6 2011 2:32 p.m. MST

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jane
Hereford, AZ

Not just Tucson, also the area of south Sierra Vista and clear out to Hereford--this line and the one in Tucson are at the ends of gas transmission and we got sacrificed to keep the rest of the system going.

Fortunately, we had a fireplace insert, so though we were cold (3d), it wasn't impossible. What was bad was the ruptured water line--our water pipes are in the attic. No gas or water from Thursday early AM unil 1 PM today. I'm being grateful to have it back, and to have had a son who came over and mended the water pipes--getting a plumber out would have been next to impossible.

Lessons learned: A crisis will always come at the worst possible time. Have two types of alternate heat if possible. Pay attention to the suggestion to store water (a low water-use toilet is good--it's amazing how mindlessly we flush!) Disposable plates, cups, and plastic utensils are a great help and should be in everybody's storage--ditto paper towels and baby wipes. Cloth diapers if you have a baby. Strengthen yourself spiritually, emotionally. Who you are shows in a crisis.

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