Tuesday, November 13, 2012
It took over two weeks....but I've finally had all my *powers* restored.
The electric had been out essentially for the last 15 days due to the *storm of the century*.
Either due to that or to a gigantic union scam that has all the utility wires running through heavily treed BACKYARDS. (Union workers from all across the country are making double pay here....for 4 WEEKS.)
The pic above was just a pitching wedge from my house and the main culprit for the lost power....for the first week or so anyway.
You can't see it too clearly, but there are actually two trees that fell across the street - snapping the wires and poles.
Whatever. It went by fast. It wasn't that bad. But I may have been THE ONLY PERSON on Long Island (or NJ) who wasn't whining like a spoiled b*tch these past couple of weeks.
I got a ton of exercise in. I cleaned out my cupboards of canned goods that threatened to sit there for decades a la my/your parents!
Basically no one can amuse themselves today without a color TV or a color iPad.
I actually sort of enjoyed it all.
There are a few pics from my town - here.
And I wrote a bit about the experience on HomeschoolDad.com.
It truly has been a very educational time....about what is truly needed in the course of a day, etc.