Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Dark & Stormy

I haven’t posted in few days because on Sunday morning we were hit with the now infamous Hurricane Irene. Although she has been labeled a disappointing slacker in some circles, she was no joke in our section of New Jersey: We lost power on Sunday 4am and it has yet to return. No hot water. No wifi. No fridge. No joke. As we enter into Day 3 of being off the grid, I thought I’d share a little visual diary of our last few days. The experience has been interesting. At its charming best it’s Little House on the Prairie without the calico and fiddle playing. At it’s worst it’s cold showers, feral children, and growing piles of laundry.

Above is an image from yesterday when we finally realized the fridge was no longer keeping anything cool

6 Responses to Dark & Stormy

  1. cindy says:

    Just got our power back this evening. I didn’t do quite as well with impromptu meal planning as you. We made it though. Hope your power is restored in the very near future!

    • admin says:

      thanks Cindy! We are still without power but I’m hoping it might go on today…hopefully?!

      • Dandan says:

        Your sittauion was very similar to ours. I even mentioned halfway through it that I felt like we were the Ingalls…lol.However, unlike you, I have yet to tackle the task of cleaning out the fridge. Ugh.

  2. kate says:

    Your situation was very similar to ours. I even mentioned halfway through it that I felt like we were the Ingalls…lol.
    However, unlike you, I have yet to tackle the task of cleaning out the fridge. Ugh.

    • admin says:

      kate–the fridge cleaning is not fun. Much better to do it with a group though, try not to tackle solo! In the end you will have a nice clean slate though.

  3. Gordon says:

    Glad everything worked out ok. Scary stuff that Hurricane Irene was.

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