|Gonna miss that tree. And those three power poles.|
This is the second time in a year that we've been out of power for at least three days, and unlike last time (Hurricane Irene), there is no favorable estimate on the return of electricity - the current estimate is about 9 days.
That means another 6 days without power. The tough decisions about what foods to save or abandon are long done. I bought my first 100 pounds of ice less than 5 hours after losing power - a clutch move, but it's since been supplemented by another 100 pounds, and several five gallon buckets of frozen fish, game, and fruits and veggies carted out of town to the freezers of generous friends.
|Red dots = 10,000 homes without power|
Yellow dots = 1,000 homes without power.
I had a post scheduled to publish today (written last week) about my relative lack of fishing due to my work schedule ramping up, as well as a few family trips to the beach in Delaware, as well as New York City that didn't include any "adult outdoor time." Now the "inconvenience" is at a new level, so I need to regroup for a few/several days, assess whether we need to evacuate (evacuate is a strong word when the greatest concern is a lack of air conditioning).
Also need to suck it up and buy one of these because I have a family now. Seems like a total waste of money except on the fifteen days per year I apparently need it.