Thursday, November 01, 2012

We're Okay

We lost power (and heat) on Monday night and at one point I thought we were going to lose the roof.  We went to bed and when we woke up on Tuesday the world looked like it had been through a salad spinner.

Power lines were down everywhere.  Leaves had been chewed up and wetly stuck to everything.  Trees in our neighborhood had fallen and crushed the houses they had long shaded. 

The house keeps getting colder (this morning it was 53) and all the stop lights are out so that getting anywhere has become dangerous.

And the gas lines.  I don't remember the gas lines of the 70s, but these look like what people have talked about in the past.  And because people are lined up for gas on either side of the street, the streets have narrowed perceptibly. 

I've got half a tank left and am seriously considering taking the train to work tomorrow, even though that means I'll go past Elizabeth and have to change in Newark to another train that will then come back out to Elizabeth. 

The power company says we've got at least a week of this to look forward to.

Still.  We're okay.

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