Unplugged

I have juice, obviously.  I hope  the power is on soon for  everyone else. If  you need supplies , head for Stop & Shop, forget the other grocery stores.

That Big Mac  jones you might have  will take some time to satisfy, McDonald’s is jammed.

Most large branches that fell looked to me to be rotted at the break. It is perhaps a good time  to assess the trees along our power lines.

I did see some that fell that were quite large that could have failed anytime, even  on a Summer day.

Maybe it’s time  for the generator. Peter Kennedy a friend sells them. Slogging through water in the basement  bugs me.   I am on natural gas here and they run on gas. They can be tied into a few circuits to run the heating system, sump pumps(4 here) and some lights. A small pad  is all you need  for mounting. They self test and are automatic should an outage occur. They are more quiet  than  the gasoline powered ones I have heard in the neighborhood. I bet it’s a marketable update to the manse.

I think the final cost might be akin to a giant tv purchase.

I still am not sure. We used the gas log fireplace, had candles all over, a battery  radio/ CD player, wine, dinner(gas stove) and scrabble. The food, outside on the porch. The Christmas tree probably took a hit as Auntie  would not let me turn down the gas log. I put the tree up early this year  and was hoping it might make New Years.

My Aunt was getting jumpy missing out on the latest QVC/ Home Shopping channel deals. The juice came back though at 9ish last night.

Handbags  on sale in  Bryant  Park.

She saved a bundle with no cable.

Oh, the radio. My Aunt was struck by the  complete lack of info  on the radio. Every station was Christmas Music with no real  news or updates from time to time. My Aunt had me checking  though I was assuring her it will be over when it’s over. I hope everyone is comfortable again soon.

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