YIKES!!! in the wake of IKE.

So the tail of Hurricane Ike whipped through Ohio, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14.

We’ve experienced remnants of hurricanes before, generally merely rain.  No rain this time, just stately trees uprooted, roofs loosened, and power disappearing.  In our case, a little over 4-days in the dark.  But with Cup O’ Joe serving as my default office, WI-FI with my Guatamalan-grown caffeine, and cellular service, I can’t say my life was so inconvenienced.  I saw no road-rage, commuters took turns at lightless intersections, and in dark, dark residential neighborhoods we saw stars, heard crickets instead of a/c compressors.

My disappointment was in the disposal of so much frozen food that had spoiled…I simply couldn’t grill it outside before the freezer temp sustained at 50 degrees for days.  That is reason enough to invest in a generator before winter arrives.  Storms will return, AEP linemen can only restore power so fast, and a back-up source of electricity will keep us warm.

About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
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1 Response to YIKES!!! in the wake of IKE.

  1. i live in south Florida. Apart from hurricanes, we get hit with tropical storms all the time. Great write up Jim.

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