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.