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Monday, October 31, 2011

Powerless in New Jersey

We are home and without power. One of our neighbors was nice enough to snow-blow a portion of our driveway so we could get in and I managed to get in touch with the cat sitter before she came to the house so I could ask her to leave the house key in the mailbox so we could get into the house. Usually we use the garage door, but of course with no power that option was out.

We cooked a meal of spaghetti on two butane burners that we keep for emergencies. Two of our lanterns worked and the other one needed batteries. We lit plenty of candles. We also had oil lamps but we had purchased the wrong kind of fuel for them so they didn’t shed much light, so to speak. We slept with an added duvet for warmth.

It’s so quiet. Almost like an end-of-the-world scenario in our neighborhood. Our neighbors across the street bailed out and went down to the their house on the shore.

Rick has no power at work so he is at home today. I guess we’ll read, maybe put a puzzle together.

The food in our freezer is now starting to thaw, so I guess we’ll BBQ chicken breasts tonight and eat up the frozen veggies.

We didn’t lose any trees but several large limbs are down and scattered around. So, with that we were lucky.

Not sure when our power will be restored so I might not be blogging since the only way we have of charging our cell phones and our iPads (without them we wouldn’t be blogging or have email) is to start up the truck and plug them in one at a time.

Oh the joys of camping within your own home!


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Comments:

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Hey there!  We heard on the news, here in Louisville KY, about WEST MILFORD getting hit hard.  Talked to a few friends back there and saw the facebook pictures.  Then I thought “wonder what Lynn has to say?”....and wondering if you had power!

Crazy weather for Halloween time!

Lori

Elizabth, thanks for adding a touch of humor to our present and ongoing situation!

Lori, LOL, I know and we missed the best part! I have a new blog post just posted now so read away! Who would have ever thought WEST MILFORD would be feautured on national news!

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