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With apologies to Dexy's Midnight Runners for my liberties with their song lyrics.

Well, it looks like my little corner of New England is going to get a little rain and wind this weekend.  Great.  I and my house are all set, excepting one or two things that need to be moved inside tomorrow morning.  I have enough food and water for me, my family, and my bunny, gas for the backup generator, and plenty of batteries for the flashlights.  Come if you will, Irene.  I'm ready for you.

Is it bad that the first thing I thought when I heard a hurricane was going to hit was,  "Great.  Now I can't film my next chapter this weekend"?  I suppose it will be okay as I still have a few scenes to write, and pen and paper work whether or not the power does.

I may be scarce for the next 48-72 hours as I make final preps for the uninvited guest.  We've been warned that we could be without electricity a while, but I'll try to post an update via my iPhone app once things have calmed down a bit.  To my fellow friends on the East Coast, stay safe.  See you on the flip side.


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Aug. 26th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hope it's not too bad for you there. Stay safe.
Aug. 26th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Latest forcast is that it will be downgraded to a tropical storm before it reaches me, but that still means a large amount of rain and wind. And as of right now, I'm on the east side of the storm track, which means more wind. Wind + living in the woods = downed tress = no power. :/ These things change hour to hour, so I'm stalking the Weather Channel. But this will be hurricane/tropical storm number 3 I've lived through. I'll survive. We New Englanders are hearty.
Aug. 27th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Ah, you're in the path as well? I'm down in NYC, and, well...yeah. I'm not looking forward to the possible power outage. So much not win.

Stay safe for sure!
Aug. 27th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yep, southern NH is going to get hit. :/ I was thinking about you in NYC, hearing about public transportation getting shut down. The power outages are the worst, because I'm on well water. That means no power = no water. But at least I have a backup generator. I probably won't be able to run it during the height of the storm, but I've got books and magazines to read, batteries for the flashlights and candles (though they say you shouldn't use them), and hey, pen and paper still works for writing whether or not the power does.

You stay safe too, and I'll try to post via the LJ iPhone app when things calm down a bit.
Aug. 27th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, power outages = no water here either, because, see, in order to get the water up to the higher floors of the buildings...they use electric pumps. Which is ever so useful in a power outage. And yup, I've got all those as well. :)
Aug. 27th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Ah, see, little ol' country bumkin me didn't even think of that! The only experience with high rise living comes from my Pepe (grandpa), who lived on the 10th floor of an apartment building in Pawtucket, RI. Of course, it was an elderly housing apartment building, so EVERYTHING had backup power. Hopefully if you do lose power it comes back soon. When it goes out for me, I'll likely be without for 4-5 days.
Aug. 27th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Right. At least I live in Manhattan, which, well, tends to be a focus for all recovery efforts. We didn't even have problems with the 20 inch snowstorm of doom in December, though the rest of the city really did.
Aug. 27th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
That is very true. One of the joys (insert sarcasm) of living in the country is that recovery can take a little while. At least now that there are more than 4 houses on my road, things do tend to more along quickly.
Aug. 27th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
That sounds nasty. I hope it isn't too bad for you.
Aug. 27th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping it's not too bad either. The worst is while the wind blows, hoping that no trees fall down and cause major damage. I had a "talk" with them today, so hopefully that does some good.

But I'm ready for the inevitable no power for a few days (backup generator, I praise your name), and as soon as I can I'll update LJ to let you all know that I'm OK.
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