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Vienna Township family says they've lost power 10 times this year

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(12/26/13) - Like thousands across Mid-Michigan, one family hasn't had power for five days. But they're no stranger to living in the dark - this is their tenth power outage this year.

"My husband gets up every three to four hours to go fill up the generator," said Jessica Taylor, who lives in Vienna Township with her family.

For five nights, her husband Steven Taylor hasn't had a solid night's sleep. His job is keeping their generator gassed up and his family warm.

"I just want the problem fixed so we don't have to keep doing this," Jessica said.

Extended power outages have become almost a monthly problem for the Taylor family. They say they've lost power about 10 times this year.

"Whether it's overheating of the lines and it's too hot and everyone is running their air conditioner," she said, "to the wind blew."

Jessica says they're becoming outage experts; they have a routine when their power goes out.

"We know how much we can do and what we cannot do and 'oh, well, I need to take a shower turn everything off so we can run that heat,'" she said.

Crews turned their power back on while we were there, and the family says they are very grateful for the power crew's hard work. Jessica is crossing her fingers that it doesn't happen again.

"We just want the band aids to stop and the problem to be fixed," she said.

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