Powerless, Thanks to Irene

Wires Very Down

We’re among the 700,000+ in Connecticut who are without power since Irene hit, and I expect we’ll be this way for quite some time.  Fortunately:
We’re all fine.
Our neighbors are all fine.
We were able to rig a siphon so the sump pump can drain down a pipe in the basement instead of overflowing.
We still have water.
The UConn Library is open so I can post this and spend the day with my computer plugged in so I can work.
I can probably take a shower later in my daughter’s dorm.
We were able to fill the drawers of the fridge with ice, making it an “ice box” and slow the spoiling of our food.

Nevertheless, it’s a little weird around here.  I finally learned how to play Texas Hold ‘Em.

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