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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene Open Thread
Posted by Jill | 2:05 PM
I plan to spend Saturday in my basement, giving it a long-overdue decluttering and cleaning -- getting ready to wet-vac after the power goes out and the pump stops working.

So consider this an open thread. If you are in Irene's path, keep us posted on how you're doing in the comments.


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Anonymous skywind said...
You're in my thoughts. I hope the worst passes you by.

Blogger Bartender Cabbie said...
hang in. Tropical systems are a major pain in the arse.

Blogger Distributorcap said...
i have never seen NY so calm in the summer

Blogger Matthew Stephens said...
So far today the 9-year old next door has been more disruptive to my neighborhood than Irene. So I give this hurricane a 'meh.'

Blogger Jill said...
Winds just started to pick up here about 20 minutes ago after it being dead calm all day. I'm just sending strong healthy energy towards my oak trees and begging them to stay upright...

The basement is clean of all old dust bunnies, dryer lint, and construction debris, and everything that needs to be is up off the floor...so if the power goes out and the pump stops working, the water won't be too disgusting Just hoping we can get through these next 24 hours without any catastrophes.

Anonymous skywind said...
How are you doing? I'm sending lots of positive energy your way; wish I could do more.

Blogger Jill said...
Power stayed on all night, the pump worked like a charm. Power went out around 8 AM, PSE&G says it won't be back up till next Sunday. Meanwhile, our local Patch site isn't even showing our town as being affected. They don't even know we exist, apparently, so who knows when we'll get the power back. We're spending the day putting down towels to absorb the seepage and drying them at the laundromat because we don't have a gas dryer (no gas line coming into the house). It's days like this I wish I was renting.

Blogger Matthew Stephens said...
Wow. A week without power? I'm with skywind: wish I could run an extension cord your way.