Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Notes on what we did right:
Got ice six hours into the power outage. 

Kept the freezers shut.  They still had ice-cubes and frost 36 hours later.

Iced down perishables either in the refrigerator, or in coolers.

Had plenty of LED Flashlights on hand.  With power usage of a LED about 3% of incandescent bulb, none of them ran down in 36 hours.

What could have been better:
Take a shower before the emergency.  You never know when you’ll be able to take one again.

Don’t start a load of laundry.  Whenever the power goes out, you are stuck.

When the power went out, “Countdown, 71 hours till total social anarchy.”  This wasn’t so funny 36 hours into the outage.

“All he had to see by was the light of his Blackberry™,”  Reported by the BBC.

From the BBC reporting on the blackouts, “All these Americans are tweeting their news of the storm.  Who are they thinking is receiving them?  Are they expecting some overseas journalists to repeat them on the radio?”

I got in my car and looked at the GPS unit, and wondered if it was effected.  And if you don't know why this is funny, then I am not going to explain it to you.

And waxing poetic.  And the hand of God cleansed the earth of the election signage, removed power to the robo-call centers, and made all commercials unreceivable.  Peace reigned, but his people knew it not.

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