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Old 11-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #41
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Great commentary and information. Look forward to hearing more after you have had time to rest and reflect.

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #42
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Re: Frankenstorm!!!!!


Good on ya for heading out to Staten Island to help out. I've found helping others is the best way to keep your moral high. I saw a lot of this going on during my 3 week vacation in New Orleans in September/October of 2005. I drove a Red Cross truck all over Lousiana, Texas, Mississippi and Florida. During my travels I saw the locals pitching in to help each other.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #43
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Re: Frankenstorm!!!!!

@Nomadcat (Paul) Please do bring more thoughts/experiences to us. I was once without power for 31 straight days (icestorm '94, legendary around here) and got used to the no-power side of life, and, even felt a bit of melancholy when it came back on... the hum, the constant hum.

But, boy oh boy do ya need some dang water! My house was in a very remote place (and the very last one on the very last electric line to get repaired), and had a well w/ elec. pump... so no well water. Used water from the creek to flush toilet... leaves and sticks and all. Hauled water from 6 miles away for drinkin' and washin'. Still store water here at home now, JIC. Coffee, hoooboy mandatory. Showers, not so much... 'course, I was single back then.

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