That's a refugee I'd be happy to take in. :)
Anybody wachin this telethon?
Was cool until Jimmy Fallon started singing.
Hey everyone, just got power back about an hour or two ago...
First of all Quantam, and others with major losses, I'm so sorry for you guys, but thankful you are all still alive.
We got lucky, lost a few more trees, one is sitting on my son's car in the driveway (treeguy promised he'd be here last tuesday I wonder where he is? lol). Out east we were incredibly lucky, Dune Road got battered and the inlet looks frighteningly bigger than it was last weekend, but it slowed the waves enough to keep the surge from wiping out our place I guess, that and the canal giveing the surge an outlet. We had water in the basement and we head out there Wednesday to start the bucket brigade, when we arrived I see my front door open and wonder wth is going on, it turns out someone who had done work for us, and still had our key hooked his generator up to our sump pump, and the water was gone. A big thank you and Christmas present coming his way. Big damage to the grounds but totally repairable.
Wife and I spent the week burning firewood, drinking (Jack in my case Chardonney in hers) and eating Skittles that were around from cancelled Halloween.
I'm incredibly thankful for our relative good fortune, and the fact that we may have been inconvenienced but are safe, sound, and whole.
I've never been prouder to be a Staten Islander. Our politicians, principally the borough president (a post City Hall sought to eliminate), have forced the mayor's hand as well as all the agencies that were not finding the "lost borough" as one that needed their help.
HOLY CRAP MY POWER JUST CAME ONE!!!!!!!!
Nebraska is ok - power on, water ok.
I've been checking in on the thread every hour or so and it's been good seeing most of our known faces showing back up lately...
I know a couple are still missing but I hope they're just busy with life at the moment and that they're safe, along with their loved ones...
This storm was a massive clusterfvck... Most of my family is in southern CT and CL&P being notoriously horrible as it is still doesn't have power to most of them... Inconveniences such as theirs pale in comparison to Q's/Stokes/etc... Jesus guys, so sorry for what you're dealing with :(