I haven't posted in a while, but I'm still here.
We lost power on 6:26 P.M. Monday 10/29, and got it back 6:26 P.M. Saturday. We ate all our frozen food before it went bad and we had margarita mix, tequila, good bourbon, and a few cases of wine, so we survived OK. But, we have a lot less wine now. We were lucky to have no property damage. We live on the North shore (Shoreham) so we well above sea level. We had no power, phone, or internet for the duration. Our daughter lives nearer the South shore, but was outside the flooded areas. Our son lives in Union, NJ and had no property damage. Many, many others were not so lucky.
We filled our gas tanks before the storm. Until the media started talking about long lines and gas shortages, there weren't any. Within hours, there were long lines and empty stations. I guess it would have happened anyway.
In other news: in case no one mentioned it, the association that wants to turn Tesla's lab into a museum, was successful in their bid to purchase the property.
P.S. During the outage, I started rereading the RJ series (again). I noticed that in Legacies Yoshio says that he has no family, but in By the Sword, Jack has to deal with his brother.
Last edited by Pleiades; 11-05-2012 at 10:27 AM.
You really only need three things: WD-40, Duct Tape, and a pointy stick. If it's supposed to move and doesn't, use the WD-40. If it moves and isn't supposed to, use the Duct Tape. If you want it to move and it doesn't want to, use the pointy stick. The rest of life is easy.