What do you do when the power is off at home?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc 10307

You go to the office and hunker down.  My office is like a home away from home, and we do have power at the office, so we have heat and a microwave to cook with.

Soup and crackers are dinners on a night when you are in the office instead of at home.

Dinner when the power is out, Gwen Fowler Real ESTate

Snow is scarce in our part of South Carolina; we are a southern state that gets maybe 1-2 snows per year of 1-2 inches.  This storm will be in the record books as it is just over 6 inches now and predicted to snow all night. The power at home will be out until the end of business tomorrow.  We counted ten spans on the ground and broken poles as we came to the office.  Gusts of wind up to 50 miles per hour keep the power company from using bucket trucks to repair the lines.  I hope the wind will lay, and they can do what needs to be done tomorrow.

Here are a few pictures of white snow at the office.  Enjoy as we are ready for this mess to leave us and go somewhere else.

Gwen Fowler REal EState in the snow


Gwen Fowler REal EState in the snow of 2022


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Gwen Fowler-Brown

Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc
317 South Highway 11
West Union SC 29696
Serving Oconee County, from the banks of the Chattooga River to the shores of Jocassee, Hartwell & Keowee Lakes.


Contact me about property in Oconee County, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Long Creek, Salem, Mountain Rest, Richland, Sunset and Six Mile, SC.  2nd homes are our expertise. 

The best number to reach me at is 1-800-248-8950.

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Comments (12)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Six inches of snow is a good amount of snow even here in North Dakota Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home . Wet snow and wind always is a dangerous combination. 

Jan 16, 2022 06:26 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home

Coming again on Friday.  We can't seem to catch a break.  We may get another 3-4 inches or it may go south of us.  The weathermen cannot agree.

Jan 19, 2022 12:56 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gwen wow... I am so glad I have been living here in Los Angeles for 27+ years.... do not miss the challenges you are facing....stay warm, Endre

Jan 16, 2022 11:25 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home

we were warm until the heat went out.  This is the week to end all problems.  Thank goodness for space heaters.  Repair man will be here at 5,

Jan 19, 2022 12:55 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gwen - stay safe and keep warm.  It seems as if you are well-prepared.  

Jan 17, 2022 05:10 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home

This mountain girl is nothing if not prepared.  Have a pantry full of food and now I have time to play in the kitchen...what to make first, soup or chili?

Jan 19, 2022 12:57 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Gwen... I was very fortunate not to lose power in Charlotte yesterday (although I was prepared to do so). We mostly had ice, not snow, so don't know how the power stayed on, but I'm not complaining. Sun has come out in Charlotte so that should start the melting process today.

Jan 17, 2022 06:25 AM
Esperanza Butler® 818 926 5425
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - West Hills, CA
Homes For Sale in West Hills, Ca (818) 926-5425

Hello Gwen, I am in California and I can't imagine all you have to go through every day in your area.

Good luck! everything will get better.

Jan 19, 2022 10:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gwen, soup and crackers are good when it is so cold and snowy outdoors.   You have more snow than we do!  

Jan 24, 2022 07:46 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

The snow is beautiful, and I'm glad you made it safely to the office, where power and food awaited. My weather is similar to yours; very little snowfall. Fortunately I rarely lose power. Glad you are prepared for whatever the weather brings. :)

Jan 28, 2022 08:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home - When the freaky ice storm hit Texas last year, I didn't have power. My house is all electric and I couldn't even open up the garage door manually to get out because I couldn't reach the pull down emergency chord even with a ladder! You are lucky to have the office so close and find an alternative to staying warm and eating. We are expecting a major storm tomorrow through Thursday (ice storm/snow storm, about 2-3 inches of mixed snow and ice, gusts of winds that can take down power lines. They are telling us not to drive or travel.  I am praying....

I hope your snow melts soon and the sun comes out!

Feb 01, 2022 11:45 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Snow is something I've lived with my whole life here in New England. Power going out is something I am not a fan of, but it is to be expected now and then.  One of my past homes had a whole house generator and it was wonderful!

My current home has a well so we lose water when power goes out and that is the worst part for me. 

Feb 02, 2022 07:57 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Looks like you know how exactly how to weather the white stuff. Like Sharon, we have well, and septic - when the power goes out, life shuts down. :) 

Mar 02, 2022 08:21 AM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO

Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home ,

Power outages are never fun!  That's when you find out how much we rely on electricity!  

Mar 03, 2022 04:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing some of your personal experience with weather conditions. Yesterday, we had a snowstorm in Maryland.

Mar 13, 2022 10:14 AM